Volume 08: Proceedings of Applied Energy Symposium: MIT A+B, United States, 2020

Scale-up study of hybrid solar parabolic trough concentrators to reduce the emissions of CO2 in a Mexican industry sector from now to 2030 Iván P. Acosta-Pazmiño,Miguel A. Gijón-Rivera,Carlos I. Rivera-Solorio,José I. Huertas-Cardozo


This work aims to study and analyze the potential and impact on CO2 avoided emissions from now to 2030, of scaling up an innovative hybrid solar technology to satisfy the energy demand of the Food and Beverage (F&B) industrial sector in Mexico. Positive and negative economic growth (including the recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic) is considered as well as three technological scenarios: large, medium, and short technology deployment (BTD, MTD, and LTD). The study is based on a top-down and a button-up approach to determine F&B sector final energy consumption growth and share of primary and secondary energy sources. The results show that the proposed LCPV/T technology has an excellent decarbonization potential in the studied sector, achieving GHG emissions reduction of up to 51.7% and 34.10% from the levels of 2018 for the negative and positive economic growth, respectively.

Keywords solar hybrid, LCPV/T, industry, prospective analysis, Mexico

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