- Solar field area & storage capacity was varied to assess impact on techno-economic performance of the two solar technologies.
- PV yielded a minimum LCOE of 0.12 USD/kWh and a CUF of 0.27.
- s-ORC yielded a minimum LCOE of 0.19 USD/kWh, with a CUF of 0.56. LCOE of PV, for a similar CUF is 0.26 USD/kWh.
- Results evince that s-ORC potentially offers reliable decentralized power supply due to cost-effectiveness of thermal storage.
(*Vikas R. Patil, Vijay Irappa Biradar, R. Shreyas, Pardeep Garg, and Matthew S. Orosz are other authors of this paper.)