Techno-Economic Analysis of the Integration of Large-Scale Hydrogen Production and a Hybrid CSP+PV Plant in Northern Chile




Hybrid CSP+PV Plant, Photovoltaic Energy (PV), Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), Green Hydrogen, Electrolyzers, Levelized Cost of Hydrogen (LCOH2)


Green hydrogen has been considered as one of the energy carriers of the future, and Chile can become a production leader due to its great renewable energy potential. Cheap electricity is one of the key drivers for making green hydrogen a cost-effective energy carrier for many sectors. However, without energy storage, only a small operational electrolysis capacity can be achieved, and therefore, the share of the CAPEX in the levelized cost of hydrogen (LCOH2) increases [1]. This work set out to conduct a techno-economic analysis for the integration of large-scale green hydrogen production and a hybrid CSP+PV plant of 100 MWe in northern Chile, one of the world's solar hotspots. For a better understanding on the benefits of such integration, the performance of the hybrid solar plant was compared to the performance offered by each independent solar technology and with a grid-connection via a PPA mechanism. In addition, this study takes into account the costs of storage and transport to potential local and international consumers.


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How to Cite

Moraga, F., Cerda, M. T., Dinter, F., & Fuentes, F. (2023). Techno-Economic Analysis of the Integration of Large-Scale Hydrogen Production and a Hybrid CSP+PV Plant in Northern Chile. SolarPACES Conference Proceedings, 1.

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Analysis and Simulation of CSP and Hybridized Systems