Quantitative Comparison of Various Types of Solar Concentrator Power Plants
The purpose of the study conducted in this paper is to realize the effects of various types of losses involved in
primarily three types of solar thermal power plants viz. Parabolic Trough, Linear Fresnel and Heliostat power plant and to
find out the best possible among them according to the plant efficiencies. System Advisor Model (SAM)  was used as an
analyzing tool to conduct the studies. Although, the study does not take into account, the financial aspects of the systems, it
will nonetheless provide an idea about the merits and demerits of these types of power plants.
Index Terms- SAM, Energy Distribution