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Conference Papers in Energy
Volume 2013, Article ID 496145, 6 pages
Conference Paper

Upscaling of an Innovative Cogeneration CSP System

1American University of Sharjah, P.O. Box 26666, Sharjah, UAE
2Electricity Authority of Cyprus, P.O Box 24506, 1399 Nicosia, Cyprus

Received 23 October 2012; Accepted 13 February 2013

Academic Editors: Y. Al-Assaf, P. Demokritou, and C. Sourkounis

This Conference Paper is based on a presentation given by George Kourtis at “Power Options for the Eastern Mediterranean Region” held from 19 November 2012 to 21 November 2012 in Limassol, Cyprus.

Copyright © 2013 Andreas Poullikkas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An upscaling of an innovative concentrated solar power (CSP) technology for the cogeneration of electricity and desalinated water (CSP-DSW) to be integrated into the Cyprus power generation system is carried out. Further, a comparative study of the competitiveness of the CSP-DSW technology with the integration of natural gas combined cycle (CCGT) technology is carried out. For the simulations, the IPP v2.1 software is used for calculating the optimum cost of electricity produced from both conventional and CSP-DSW technologies. The results indicate that for high capacity factor levels, the CSP-DSW technology scenarios are more cost effective than the CCGT technology (base case natural gas technology price projection scenario) and become even more cost effective at very high capacity factor levels than the CCGT technology (low natural gas technology price projection scenario).