The current version of the model solely caters to pre-feasibility/potential assessment purposes. The Utility scale model caters to capacity greater than one MWp while the RTPV model caters to capacity less than 1 MWp. The tools blend technology-centred engineering analysis with financial models. It caters specifically to the Indian context considering the prevalent policy norms. The tool has provisions to customise a case as per user defined inputs.
CSTEM - CSP is an hourly simulation tool integrated with solar resource database of select Indian locations. The tool aids in designing the power plant and arriving at the optimum area of the solar field considering the concept of Solar Multiple. It also allows to use thermal storage and hybridisation options.
A comprehensive report on the design methodology for Parabolic Trough can be accessed
A comprehensive report on the design of solar field and performance estimation of Solar Tower plants can be accessed here.