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Turbine Electric Power Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Turbine Electric Power Inc Sector: Vehicles Product: US-based, holder of the 'exclusive worldwide rights' to install, sell, market and distribute a new 'high tech' micro turbine...

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Electrical Cost Reduction Via Steam Turbine Cogeneration  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ELECTRICAL COST REDUCTION VIA STEAM TURBINE COGENERATION LYNN B. DI TULLIO, P.E. Project Engineer Ewing Power Systems, Inc. South Deerfield, Mass. ABSTRACT Steam turbine cogeneration is a well established technology which is widely used... mature technology. Steam turbines and engines have been used by industry to cogen erate power since before there were electric utilities. While the technology for turbines, generators and controls has continued to develop there is very little about...

Ewing, T. S.; Di Tullio, L. B.

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Solar electric systems  

SciTech Connect

Electricity from solar sources is the subject. The state-of-the-art of photovoltaics, wind energy and solar thermal electric systems is presented and also a broad range of solar energy activities throughout the Arab world is covered. Contents, abridged: Solar radiation fundamentals. Basic theory solar cells. Solar thermal power plants. Solar energy activities at the scientific research council in Iraq. Solar energy program at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. Prospects of solar energy for Egypt. Non-conventional energy in Syria. Wind and solar energies in Sudan. Index.

Warfield, G.

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermal performance prediction of a solar hybrid gas turbine  

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The present work focuses on a modelling procedure to simulate the operation of a solar hybrid gas turbine. The method is applied to a power generation system including an heliostat field, a receiver and a 36 MW commercial gas turbine. Heat is provided by concentrated solar power and integrated by fossil fuel. A detailed modelling of the gas turbine (GT) is proposed to predict the performance of commercial GT models in actual operating conditions. Advanced software tools were combined together to predict design and off-design performance of the whole system: TRNSYS® was used to model the solar field and the receiver while the gas turbine simulation was performed by means of Thermoflex®. A detailed comparison between the solarized and the conventional gas turbine is reported, taking into account GT electric power, efficiency and shaft speed. All thermodynamic parameters such pressure ratio, air flow and fuel consumption were compared. The main advantage of solarization is the fossil fuel saving, but it is balanced by a relevant penalty in power output and efficiency.

G. Barigozzi; G. Bonetti; G. Franchini; A. Perdichizzi; S. Ravelli

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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7Name ________________________________ Solar Electricity.  

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be attached directly to the outer surface of a satellite, or can be found on `solar panels' that the satellite. If the satellite is not big enough, additional solar panels may be needed to supply the electricity) The solar cells produce 0.03 watts per square cm, so the power available is 39819 x 0.03 = 1194 watts

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Solar hybrid steam injection gas turbine (STIG) cycle  

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Solar heat at moderate temperatures around 200 °C can be utilized for augmentation of conventional steam-injection gas turbine power plants. Solar concentrating collectors for such an application can be simpler and less expensive than collectors used for current solar power plants. We perform a thermodynamic analysis of this hybrid cycle. High levels of steam-to-air ratio are investigated, leading to high power augmentation compared to the simple cycle and to conventional STIG. The Solar Fraction can reach up to 50% at the highest augmentation levels. The overall conversion efficiency from heat to electricity (average over fuel and solar contributions) can be in the range of 40–55% for typical candidate turbines. The incremental efficiency (corresponding to the added steam beyond conventional STIG) is in the range of 22–37%, corresponding to solar-to-electricity efficiency of about 15–24%, similar to and even exceeding current solar power plants using higher temperature collectors. The injected water can be recovered and recycled leading to very low water consumption of the cycle, but a very low cost condenser is required to make water recovery feasible.

Maya Livshits; Abraham Kribus

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SOLAR TURBINES INCORPORATED (SOLAR) FOR  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

23 3 9 10:39 FRO DOE-IPC-CHICAGO TO PGCP-HQ PfGE.002 23 3 9 10:39 FRO DOE-IPC-CHICAGO TO PGCP-HQ PfGE.002 STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SOLAR TURBINES INCORPORATED (SOLAR) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO: DE-AC02-92CE40960; W(A)-93-004; CH-0755 Solar Turbines Incorporated (Solar), a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions of its employees under this contract. In response to an RFP, Solar was awarded a letter contract on September 25, 1992. It is anticipated that the letter contract will be definitized by the end of March 1993. Solar's obligation to continue performance under the contract is contingent upon DOE granting a waiver of rights to subject inventions in

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Potential solar thermal integration in Spanish combined cycle gas turbines  

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Abstract Combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs) are volumetric machines, which means that their net power output decreases at air temperatures above the design point. Such temperatures generally occur during periods of high solar irradiation. Many countries where these conditions occur, including Spain, have installed a significant number of \\{CCGTs\\} in recent years, with the subsequent yield losses in the summer. This implies enormous potential for solar hybridization, increasing production in peak hours and overall efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. This paper analyzes the overall potential for solar thermal integration in 51 CCGTS (25,340 MW) in mainland Spain under different operating scenarios based on increasing yield, solar fraction and the hourly operational range adapted to the Spanish electricity market, considering actual meteorological conditions. A production model for integrating solar energy into combined cycles is proposed and described and the code in R is freely released so that the assessment can be replicated.

J. Antonanzas; E. Jimenez; J. Blanco; F. Antonanzas-Torres

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tempe Transportation Division: LNG Turbine Hybrid Electric Buses  

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Fact sheet describes the performance of liquefied natural gas (LNG) turbine hybrid electric buses used in Tempe's Transportation Division.

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2002-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of a High Temperature Small Particle Solar Receiver for Powering a Gas Turbine Engine  

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Design of a High Temperature Small Particle Solar Receiver for Powering a Gas Turbine Engine Dr. Fletcher Miller SDSU Department of Mechanical Engineering Abstract Solar thermal power for electricity for the California desert and in other appro- priate regions worldwide. Current technology relies on steam Rankine

Ponce, V. Miguel

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An integrated solar thermal power system using intercooled gas turbine and Kalina cycle  

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A new solar tower thermal power system integrating the intercooled gas turbine top cycle and the Kalina bottoming cycle is proposed in the present paper. The thermodynamic performance of the proposed system is investigated, and the irreversibility of energy conversion is disclosed using the energy–utilization diagram method. On the top cycle of the proposed system, the compressed air after being intercooled is heated at 1000 °C or higher at the solar tower receiver and is used to drive the gas turbine to generate power. The ammonia–water mixture as the working substance of the bottom cycle recovers the waste heat from the gas turbine to generate power. A concise analytical formula of solar-to-electric efficiency of the proposed system is developed. As a result, the peak solar-to-electric efficiency of the proposed system is 27.5% at a gas turbine inlet temperature of 1000 °C under the designed solar direct normal irradiance of 800 W/m2. Compared with a conventional solar power tower plant, the proposed integrated system conserves approximately 69% of consumed water. The results obtained in the current study provide an approach to improve solar-to-electric efficiency and offer a potential to conserve water for solar thermal power plants in arid area.

Shuo Peng; Hui Hong; Hongguang Jin; Zhifeng Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar amp Electric Solutions | Open Energy Information  

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amp Electric Solutions Jump to: navigation, search Name: Solar & Electric Solutions Place: Santa Cruz, California Zip: 95062 Sector: Solar Product: Small solar installation firm in...

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Novel integrated gas turbine solar cogeneration power plant  

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Concentrating solar cogeneration power plants (CSCPP) may provide a key solution for the pressing freshwater deficits in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and could be used in the future for export electricity to Europe. From this standpoint the current study was undertaken to include proposed schemes of CSCPP, that would fully exploit the potential of hybrid reverse osmosis (RO)/multi effect distillation (MED) seawater desalination. Thereby, the primary objective of the present study was to identify and investigate the effectiveness and thermodynamic performance of CSCPP schemes. To satisfy this objective, detailed computational model for key components in the plant has been developed and implemented on simulation computer code. The thermal effectiveness in the computational model was characterized by the condition of attaining a maximum fuel saving in the electrical power grid (EPG). The study result shows the effectiveness of proposed CSCPP schemes. Especially the integrated gas turbine solar cogeneration power plant (IGSCP) scheme seems to be an alternative of the most effective technologies in terms of technical, economic and environmental sustainability. For the case study (IGSCP and the design number of effects 10 for low-temperature MED unit) the economical effect amount 172.3 ton fuel/year for each MW design thermal energy of parabolic solar collector array (PSCA). The corresponding decrease in exhaust gases emission (nitrogen oxides (NOx) 0.681 ton/year MW, carbon dioxides (CO2) 539.5 ton/year MW). Moreover, the increase in the output of PSCA and, subsequently, in solar power generation, will also be useful to offset the normal reduction in performance experienced by gas turbine unit during the summer season. Hence, the influence of the most important design parameters on the effectiveness of ISGPP has been discussed in this paper.

Hussain Alrobaei

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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electricity, such as steam engines or gas turbines. Typicalsystems, a sterling engine or steam turbine is typicallysuch as a steam turbine or sterling engine connected to an

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Pressurized Air Receiver for Solar-driven Gas Turbines  

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Abstract A pressurized air-based solar receiver is considered for power generation via gas turbines using concentrated solar energy. The modular solar receiver is designed for heating compressed air to the entrance conditions of a gas turbine in the pressure range 4 – 30 bar and temperature range 800 – 1200 °C. The development work involved the design, fabrication, testing, and modelling of a 3 kWth and a 35 kWth solar receiver prototypes. System integration of an array of modular solar receivers with fossil-fuel hybridization was analysed.

P. Poživil; V. Aga; A. Zagorskiy; A. Steinfeld

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar gas turbine systems: Design, cost and perspectives  

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The combination of high solar shares with high conversion efficiencies is one of the major advantages of solar gas turbine systems compared to other solar-fossil hybrid power plants. Pressurized air receivers are used in solar tower plants to heat the compressed air in the gas turbine to temperatures up to 1000 °C. Therefore solar shares in the design case of 40% up to 90% can be realized and annual solar shares up to 30% can be achieved in base load. Using modern gas turbine systems in recuperation or combined cycle mode leads to conversion efficiencies of the solar heat from around 40% up to more than 50%. This is an important step towards cost reduction of solar thermal power. Together with the advantages of hybrid power plants—variable solar share, fully dispatchable power, 24 h operation without storage—solar gas turbine systems are expected to have a high potential for market introduction in the mid term view. In this paper the design and performance assessment of several prototype plants in the power levels of 1 MW, 5 MW and 15 MW are presented. Advanced software tools are used for design optimization and performance prediction of the solar tower gas turbine power plants. Detailed cost assumptions for the solarized gas turbine, the solar tower plant and further equipment as well as for operation and maintenance are presented. Intensive performance and economic analysis of the prototype plants for different locations and capacity factors are shown. The cost reduction potential through automation and remote operation is revealed.

Peter Schwarzbözl; Reiner Buck; Chemi Sugarmen; Arik Ring; Ma Jesús Marcos Crespo; Peter Altwegg; Juan Enrile

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometric Modularity in the Thermal Modeling of Solar Steam Turbines  

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Abstract To optimize the start-up schedules of steam turbines operating in concentrating solar power plants, accurate predictions of the temperatures within the turbine are required. In previous work by the authors, thermal models of steam turbines have been developed and validated for parabolic trough solar power plant applications. Building on these results, there is an interest to increase the adaptability of the models with respect to different turbine geometries due to the growing trend of having larger steam turbines in parabolic trough and solar tower power plants. In this work, a modular geometric approach has been developed and compared against both the previous modeling approach and 96 h of measured data from an operational parabolic trough power plant. Results show a large degree of agreement with respect to the measured data in spite of the different detail levels. The new model allows for simple and fast prediction of the thermal behavior of different steam turbine sizes and geometries, which is expected to be of significant importance for future concentrating solar power plants.

M. Topel; J. Spelling; M. Jöcker; B. Laumert

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2.10 - Electrical Parts of Wind Turbines  

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Abstract This section presents the electrical subsystem of a wind turbine. Specifically, the power control, the generator, the power electronics, the grid connection, and the lightning protection modules are discussed. Though the content is targeted to present-day megawatt turbine, small machines are shortly presented. A list of the most important manufacturers in the field is also included. Finally, future outlook is described.

G.S. Stavrakakis

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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THE POTENTIAL OF SOLAR ELECTRIC  

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.5 Energy and the Costs of Production.............................................................5 2 and Local Energy Benefits of PV.......................................15 5. CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSIONTHE POTENTIAL OF SOLAR ELECTRIC APPLICATIONS FOR DELAWARE'S POULTRY FARMS FINAL REPORT

Delaware, University of

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Small Solar Electric Systems | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Small Solar Electric Systems Small Solar Electric Systems Small Solar Electric Systems July 15, 2012 - 4:11pm Addthis A small solar electric or photovoltaic system can be a reliable and pollution-free producer of electricity for your home or office. What are the key facts? Because PV technologies use both direct and scattered sunlight to create electricity, the solar resource across the United States is ample for home solar electric systems. Solar cells-the basic building blocks of a PV system -- consist of semiconductor materials. A typical home solar electric, or PV, system consists solar cells, modules or panels (which consist of solar cells), arrays (which consist of modules), and balance-of-system parts. A small solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) system can be a reliable and pollution-free producer of electricity for your home or office. Small PV

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Small Solar Electric Systems | Department of Energy  

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Small Solar Electric Systems Small Solar Electric Systems Small Solar Electric Systems July 15, 2012 - 4:11pm Addthis A small solar electric or photovoltaic system can be a reliable and pollution-free producer of electricity for your home or office. What are the key facts? Because PV technologies use both direct and scattered sunlight to create electricity, the solar resource across the United States is ample for home solar electric systems. Solar cells-the basic building blocks of a PV system -- consist of semiconductor materials. A typical home solar electric, or PV, system consists solar cells, modules or panels (which consist of solar cells), arrays (which consist of modules), and balance-of-system parts. A small solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) system can be a reliable and pollution-free producer of electricity for your home or office. Small PV

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Test and evaluation of a solar powered gas turbine system  

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This paper describes the test and the results of a first prototype solar powered gas turbine system, installed during 2002 in the CESA-1 tower facility at Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) in Spain. The main goals of the project were to develop a solar receiver cluster able to provide pressurized air of 1000 °C and solve the problems arising from the coupling of the receivers with a conventional gas turbine to demonstrate the operability of the system. The test set-up consists of the heliostat field of the CESA-1 facility providing the concentrated solar power, a pressurized solar receiver cluster of three modules of 400 kWth each which convert the solar power into heat, and a modified helicopter engine (OST3) with a generator coupled to the grid. The first test phase at PSA started in December 2002 with the goal to reach a temperature level of 800 °C at the combustor air inlet by the integration of solar energy. This objective was achieved by the end of this test phase in March 2003, and the system could be operated at 230 kWe power to grid without major problems. In the second test phase from June 2003 to August 2003 the temperature level was increased to almost 1000 °C. The paper describes the system configuration, the component efficiencies and the operation experiences of the first 100 h of solar operation of this very successful first test of a solar operated Brayton gas turbine system.

Peter Heller; Markus Pfänder; Thorsten Denk; Felix Tellez; Antonio Valverde; Jesús Fernandez; Arik Ring

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Photovoltaic Electricity  

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Most solar photovoltaic systems use 12 V deep cycle ... voltage, or combined in parallel for greater capacity without changing the voltage. The batteries used...

Ramchandra Pode; Boucar Diouf

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic and design considerations of organic Rankine cycles in combined application with a solar thermal gas turbine  

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies are considered to provide a significant contribution for the electric power production in the future. Different kinds of technologies are presently in operation or under development, e.g. parabolic troughs, central receivers, solar dish systems and Fresnel reflectors. This paper takes the focus on central receiver technologies, where the solar radiation is concentrated by a field of heliostats in a receiver on the top of a tall tower. To get this CSP technology ready for the future, the system costs have to reduce significantly. The main cost driver in such kind of CSP technologies are the huge amount of heliostats. To reduce the amount of heliostats, and so the investment costs, the efficiency of the energy conversion cycle becomes an important issue. An increase in the cycle efficiency results in a decrease of the solar heliostat field and thus, in a significant cost reduction. The paper presents the results of a thermodynamic model of an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) for combined cycle application together with a solar thermal gas turbine. The gas turbine cycle is modeled with an additional intercooler and recuperator and is based on a typical industrial gas turbine in the 2 MW class. The gas turbine has a two stage radial compressor and a three stage axial turbine. The compressed air is preheated within a solar receiver to 950°C before entering the combustor. A hybrid operation of the gas turbine is considered. In order to achieve a further increase of the overall efficiency, the combined operation of the gas turbine and an Organic Rankine Cycle is considered. Therefore an ORC has been set up, which is thermally connected to the gas turbine cycle at two positions. The ORC can be coupled to the solar-thermal gas turbine cycle at the intercooler and after the recuperator. Thus, waste heat from different cycle positions can be transferred to the ORC for additional production of electricity. Within this investigation different working fluids and ORC conditions have been analyzed in order to evaluate the best configuration. The investigations have been performed by application of improved thermodynamic and process analysis tools, which consider the real gas behavior of the analyzed fluids. The results show that by combined operation of the solar thermal gas turbine and the ORC, the combined cycle efficiency is approximately 4%-points higher than in the solar-thermal gas turbine cycle.

R Braun; K Kusterer; T Sugimoto; K Tanimura; D Bohn

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal investment and scheduling of distributed energy resources with uncertainty in electric vehicles driving schedules  

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and gas-turbines, fuel cells, heat exchangers, absorption chillers, stationary electricity storage, photovoltaic panels, solar

Cardoso, Goncalo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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MHK Technologies/Underwater Electric Kite Turbines | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Underwater Electric Kite Turbines Underwater Electric Kite Turbines < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Underwater Electric Kite Turbines.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization UEK Corporation Project(s) where this technology is utilized *MHK Projects/Atchafalaya River Hydrokinetic Project II *MHK Projects/Chitokoloki Project *MHK Projects/Coal Creek Project *MHK Projects/Half Moon Cove Tidal Project *MHK Projects/Indian River Tidal Hydrokinetic Energy Project *MHK Projects/Luangwa Zambia Project *MHK Projects/Minas Basin Bay of Fundy Commercial Scale Demonstration *MHK Projects/Passamaquoddy Tribe Hydrokinetic Project *MHK Projects/Piscataqua Tidal Hydrokinetic Energy Project *MHK Projects/UEK Yukon River Project Technology Resource

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Distributed Solar Photovoltaics for Electric Vehicle Charging...  

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DISTRIBUTED SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING REGULATORY AND POLICY CONSIDERATIONS ABSTRACT Increasing demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging provides an...

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Solar Electric Power Association | Open Energy Information  

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Solar Electric Power Association Place: Washington, DC Product: Nonprofit organization whose membership consists of more than 100 electric service providers, utilities,...

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SOLAR ENERGY AND OUR ELECTRICITY FUTURE  

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SOLAR ENERGY AND OUR ELECTRICITY FUTURE Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Solar Power (CSP) #12;Solar Energy Fun Facts More energy from sunlight strikes the Earth in one hour Solar energy is the only long-term option capable of meeting the energy (electricity and transportation

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Numerical analysis of the optimal turbine pressure drop ratio in a solar chimney power plant  

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Abstract In a solar chimney power plant, only a fraction of the available total pressure difference can be used to run the turbine to generate electrical power. The optimal ratio of the turbine pressure drop to the available total pressure difference in a solar chimney system is investigated using theoretical analysis and 3D numerical simulations. The values found in the literature for the optimal ratio vary between 2/3 and 0.97. In this study, however, the optimal ratio was found to vary with the intensity of solar radiation, and to be around 0.9 for the Spanish prototype. In addition, the optimal ratios obtained from the analytical approach are close to those from the numerical simulation and their differences are mainly caused by the neglect of aerodynamic losses associated with skin friction, flow separation, and secondary flow in the theoretical analysis. This study may be useful for the preliminary estimation of power plant performance and the power-regulating strategy option for solar chimney turbines.

Penghua Guo; Jingyin Li; Yuan Wang; Yingwen Liu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Electric Light Fund | Open Energy Information  

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Solar Electric Light Fund Solar Electric Light Fund Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary LAUNCH TOOL Name: Solar Electric Light Fund Agency/Company /Organization: Solar Electric Light Fund Sector: Energy Focus Area: Solar Phase: Create Early Successes Resource Type: Publications, Training materials Website: www.self.org/ Locality: US, Africa, Asia, Latin America Cost: Free The mission of the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) is to empower people in developing countries to rise from poverty using energy from the sun. What We Do The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) has been working in the field of renewable energy, household energy and decentralized rural electrification for over 18 years. We have a proven track record of managing complex, multi-disciplinary international projects and have worked on renewable

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Moreno Valley Electric Utility - Solar Electric Incentive Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Moreno Valley Electric Utility - Solar Electric Incentive Program Moreno Valley Electric Utility - Solar Electric Incentive Program Moreno Valley Electric Utility - Solar Electric Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential systems 30 kW or less: $14,000 or 50% of cost, whichever is less Small commercial systems 30 kW or less: $50,000 or 50% of cost, whichever is less Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Systems 30 kW or less: $2.00 per W-AC Systems larger than 30 kW: $0.06 per kWh for 5 years Provider Moreno Valley Electric Utility Moreno Valley Electric Utility provides rebates to its electric customers for the purchase of photovoltaic (PV) systems. System must be on the same premises as the customer to qualify. Systems 30 kilowatts (kW) or less can

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The Status of Solar Thermal Electric Technology  

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Solar thermal electric technology was evaluated as a future source of power for United States utilities. The technology status was developed using an ... configuration was selected for each of the major solar col...

Richard J. Holl; Edgar A. DeMeo

1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulation of electricity supply of an Atlantic island by offshore wind turbines and wave  

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Simulation of electricity supply of an Atlantic island by offshore wind turbines and wave energy community. Key words: Wave energy, offshore wind turbines, marine energy 1 Introduction Marine renewables installations of a few kW like small wind turbines or photovoltaic cells installed to provide electricity

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Modeling and Performance Prediction of a Solar Powered Rankin Cycle/Gas Turbine Cycle  

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The present study is dealing with the development and implementation of an integrated solar combined cycle power plant in which heat ... its energy from the waste heat of a gas turbine unit in additional to solar

Mohammed A. Elhaj; Kassim K. Matrawy…

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Method for computing efficient electrical indicators for offshore wind turbine monitoring  

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by offshore deployment of wind farms. The offshore turbines have much lower accessibility(1) so maintenanceMethod for computing efficient electrical indicators for offshore wind turbine monitoring Georgia.cablea, pierre.granjon, christophe.berenguer} @gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr Abstract Offshore wind turbines

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production  

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Investigation of Photovoltaic Cost Trends in California,”The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic ElectricityThe Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity

Borenstein, Severin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SOLAR TURBINES, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SOLAR TURBINES, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC SOLAR TURBINES, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC26-09NT05873; W(A)-09-058, CH-1524 The Petitioner, Solar Turbines, Incorporated (Solar) was awarded a cooperative agreement for the performance of work entitled, "Development of a low NOx Medium Sized Industrial Gas Turbine Operating on Hydrogen-Rich Renewable and Opportunity Fuels. II According to its response to question 2, Solar states that it will develop technologies that will enable utilization of opportunity fuels. This will be accomplished by characterizing biomass and renewable fuels to evaluate and quantify design requirements; utilizing high 'hydrogen content biomass and renewable fuels; and, validating these new fuels in a full-scale, multi-injector rig and developing

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Solar steam reforming of natural gas integrated with a gas turbine power plant  

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Abstract This paper shows a hybrid power plant wherein solar steam reforming of natural gas and a steam injected gas turbine power plant are integrated for solar syngas production and use. The gas turbine is fed by a mixture of natural gas and solar syngas (mainly composed of hydrogen and water steam) from mid-low temperature steam reforming reaction whose heat duty is supplied by a parabolic trough Concentrating Solar Power plant. A comparison is made between a traditional steam injected gas turbine and the proposed solution to underline the improvements introduced by the integration with solar steam reforming of the natural gas process. The paper also shows how solar syngas can be considered as an energy vector consequent to solar energy conversion effectiveness and the natural gas pipeline as a storage unit, thus accomplishing the idea of a smart energy grid.

Augusto Bianchini; Marco Pellegrini; Cesare Saccani

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Electric Incentive Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solar Electric Incentive Program Solar Electric Incentive Program Solar Electric Incentive Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential (Homeowner or Third Party): $5,000 per home for Pacific Power and PGE Non-Residential: $100,000 for Pacific Power, $120,000 for PGE PGE Non-Residential Maximum for systems installed on or after May 24, 2013: $300,000 Program Info Funding Source Public Benefits Fund Start Date 05/2003 State Oregon Program Type State Rebate Program Rebate Amount Residential (Homeowner or Third Party-Owned): $0.75/W DC for Pacific Power and PGE Non-Residential PGE, 0-35 kW: $1.20/watt Non-Residential Pacific Power, 0-35 kW: $1.10/watt

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Chicopee Electric Light- Residential Solar Rebate Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Chicopee Electric Light offered rebates to residential customers who install solar photovoltaic systems on their homes. Customer rebates are $0.50 per watt for a maximum of $2,500 per installation.

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Solar electricity-a low power technology  

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The author examines the future potential of solar power with regard to its applications. He suggests that although the large size and small power output of solar cell electric systems are obstacles to high power usage, realistic low power applications can make a valuable contribution to world energy needs

L.B. Harris

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Millennium Electric TOU Ltd aka Millennium Solar EIG Solar | Open Energy  

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Electric TOU Ltd aka Millennium Solar EIG Solar Electric TOU Ltd aka Millennium Solar EIG Solar Jump to: navigation, search Name Millennium Electric TOU Ltd (aka Millennium Solar, EIG Solar) Place Israel Zip 43650 Sector Efficiency, Solar Product Israeli manufacturer of PV modules, incorporating solar concentrators to increase cell efficiency. References Millennium Electric TOU Ltd (aka Millennium Solar, EIG Solar)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Millennium Electric TOU Ltd (aka Millennium Solar, EIG Solar) is a company located in Israel . References ↑ "[ Millennium Electric TOU Ltd (aka Millennium Solar, EIG Solar)]" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Millennium_Electric_TOU_Ltd_aka_Millennium_Solar_EIG_Solar&oldid=348837

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Return on capital and earned carbon credit by hybrid solar Photovoltaic—wind turbine generators  

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This paper presents a methodology to optimise a hybrid solar Photovoltaic—wind turbine generator for the villages situated in ... of India. Owing to good insolation and wind density, the hybrid system composed of...

Prabhakant; Basant Agrawal; G. N. Tiwari

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar thermal electric power information user study  

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The results of a series of telephone interviews with groups of users of information on solar thermal electric power are described. These results, part of a larger study on many different solar technologies, identify types of information each group needed and the best ways to get information to each group. The report is 1 of 10 discussing study results. The overall study provides baseline data about information needs in the solar community. An earlier study identified the information user groups in the solar community and the priority (to accelerate solar energy commercialization) of getting information to each group. In the current study only high-priority groups were examined. Results from five solar thermal electric power groups of respondents are analyzed: DOE-Funded Researchers, Non-DOE-Funded Researchers, Representatives of Utilities, Electric Power Engineers, and Educators. The data will be used as input to the determination of information products and services the Solar Energy Research Institute, the Solar Energy Information Data Bank Network, and the entire information outreach community should be preparing and disseminating.

Belew, W.W.; Wood, B.L.; Marle, T.L.; Reinhardt, C.L.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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First Solar Electric LLC formerly DT Solar | Open Energy Information  

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Electric LLC formerly DT Solar Electric LLC formerly DT Solar Jump to: navigation, search Name First Solar Electric LLC (formerly DT Solar) Place Branchburg, New Jersey Zip 8876 Sector Solar Product PV project developer and installer, acquired by First Solar in November 2007, to develop large solar power projects in the US Southwest. Coordinates 40.56089°, -74.70034° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":40.56089,"lon":-74.70034,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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A solar module fabrication process for HALE solar electric UAVs  

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We describe a fabrication process used to manufacture high power-to-weight-ratio flexible solar array modules for use on high-altitude-long-endurance (HALE) solar-electric unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). These modules have achieved power-to-weight ratios of 315 and 396 W/kg for 150{mu}m-thick monofacial and 110{mu}m-thick bifacial silicon solar cells, respectively. These calculations reflect average module efficiencies of 15.3% (150{mu}m) and 14.7% (110{mu}m) obtained from electrical tests performed by Spectrolab, Inc. under AMO global conditions at 25{degrees}C, and include weight contributions from all module components (solar cells, lamination material, bypass diodes, interconnect wires, and adhesive tape used to attach the modules to the wing). The fabrication, testing, and performance of 32 m{sup 2} of these modules will be described.

Carey, P.G.; Aceves, R.C.; Colella, N.J.; Williams, K.A. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States); Sinton, R.A. [Private Consultant, San Jose, CA (United States); Glenn, G.S. [Spectrolab, Inc., Sylmar, CA (United States)

1994-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE Solar Decathlon: Schneider Electric  

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News News Photos Videos Product Directory Village Energy Balance Education Sponsors Sustaining - Bosch - Cisco - Edison International - Schneider Electric - Wells Fargo Supporting Contributing Resource Association History FAQs Contacts Schneider Electric Logo of Schneider Electric As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in utilities and infrastructure, industries and machines manufacturers, nonresidential buildings, data centers and networks, and in residential buildings. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive, and green, the group's 140,000-plus employees achieved sales of $30.8 billion (24 billion

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Battery Power for Your Residential Solar Electric System: Better Buildings Series Solar Electric Fact Sheet  

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ELECTRIC ELECTRIC Battery Power for Your Residential Solar Electric System A Winning Combination-Design, Efficiency, and Solar Technology A battery bank stores electricity produced by a solar electric system. If your house is not connected to the utility grid, or if you antici- pate long power outages from the grid, you will need a battery bank. This fact sheet pro- vides an overview of battery basics, including information to help you select and maintain your battery bank. Types of Batteries There are many types of batteries avail- able, and each type is designed for specific applications. Lead-acid batteries have been used for residential solar electric systems for many years and are still the best choice for this application because of their low mainte- nance requirements and cost. You may

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Low-cost distributed solar-thermal-electric power generation  

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Low-cost distributed solar-thermal-electric power generation A. Der Minassians, K. H. Aschenbach and feasibility study of a low-cost solar thermal electricity generation technology, suitable for distributed: Solar Thermal Collectors, Solar Thermal Electricity, Stirling Engine 1. INTRODUCTION In this paper, we

Sanders, Seth

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Environmental Assessment and Metrics for Solar: Case Study of SolFocus Solar Concentrator Systems  

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of solar-thermal electricity gen- eration,” Solar Energy,Solar Thermal Wind Coal CC Gas Turbine Nuclear Reference EnergyEnergy pay- back time - a key number for the assessment of thermal solar

Reich-Weiser, Corinne; Dornfeld, David; Horne, Steve

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design criterion for tubed solar-heated cavity receivers  

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Solar energy can be economically converted into electrical ... small and medium power outputs. A typical solar power plant consists of a parabolic dish, cavity receiver and gas turbine. To obtain high gas turbine

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Bammert; Dr.-Ing. Ahmed Hegazy

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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significant challenge for solar thermal energy generation issolar thermal, cogeneration of electrical and thermal energy,for efficient energy production. Solar thermal plants, such

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Homeowners Guide to Leasing a Solar Electric System (Brochure)  

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This updated fact sheet provides an introduction to solar leases for homeowners who are considering installing a solar electric system on their home.

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2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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List of Solar Thermal Electric Incentives | Open Energy Information  

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Electric Incentives Electric Incentives Jump to: navigation, search The following contains the list of 548 Solar Thermal Electric Incentives. CSV (rows 1-500) CSV (rows 501-548) Incentive Incentive Type Place Applicable Sector Eligible Technologies Active 30% Business Tax Credit for Solar (Vermont) Corporate Tax Credit Vermont Commercial Industrial Photovoltaics Solar Space Heat Solar Thermal Electric Solar Thermal Process Heat Solar Water Heat No APS - Net Metering (Arizona) Net Metering Arizona Commercial Industrial Residential Nonprofit Schools Local Government State Government Fed. Government Agricultural Institutional Solar Thermal Electric Photovoltaics Wind energy Biomass No Advanced Energy Fund (Ohio) Public Benefits Fund Ohio Commercial Industrial Institutional

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SunShot Initiative: Deployable Commercial Rooftop Solar Electric System  

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Deployable Commercial Rooftop Deployable Commercial Rooftop Solar Electric System to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: Deployable Commercial Rooftop Solar Electric System on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: Deployable Commercial Rooftop Solar Electric System on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Deployable Commercial Rooftop Solar Electric System on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: Deployable Commercial Rooftop Solar Electric System on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: Deployable Commercial Rooftop Solar Electric System on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: Deployable Commercial Rooftop Solar Electric System on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Photovoltaics Systems Integration Research, Development, & Demonstration Competitive Awards Solar Utility Networks: Replicable Innovations in Solar Energy

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Testing of power-generating gas-turbine plants at Russian electric power stations  

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This paper cites results of thermal testing of various types and designs of power-generating gas-turbine plants (GTP), which have been placed in service at electric-power stations in Russia in recent years. Therm...

G. G. Ol’khovskii; A. V. Ageev; S. V. Malakhov…

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polygeneration of Liquid Fuels and Electricity by the Atmospheric Pressure Hybrid Solar Gasification of Coal  

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(16, 17, 29, 30) The technical viability of the atmospheric pressure, windowed solar vortex reactor to gasify petroleum coke (petcoke) has been demonstrated on a small scale,(16, 29, 31) and a 300 kW pilot scale reactor has also been tested successfully. ... Inputs to the reactor were the model coal (as discussed above), nitrogen used for the carrier gas for the coal feed, steam used as a gasifying agent, and oxygen that is needed when ? gas turbine for electricity generation. ...

Ashok A. Kaniyal; Philip J. van Eyk; Graham J. Nathan; Peter J. Ashman; Jonathan J. Pincus

2013-05-20T23:59:59.000Z

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SOLAR TURBINES INCORPORATED FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

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FG02-00CH11062; W(A)-01-007; CH-1060 FG02-00CH11062; W(A)-01-007; CH-1060 As set out in attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with Solar Turbines Incorporated (Solar), Solar has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above identified cooperative agreement by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, or National Laboratories. The objective of the cooperative agreement is to develop new alloys for use in high temperature turbomachinery, and specifically, in the Primary Surface Recuperator (PSR) in Solar's Mercury 50 gas turbine. As brought out in paragraph 2 of Solar's petition, the new material will be used in

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Analysis of off-grid hybrid wind turbine/solar PV water pumping systems  

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While many remote water pumping systems exist (e.g. mechanical windmills, solar photovoltaic, wind-electric, diesel powered), few combine both the wind and solar energy resources to possibly improve the reliability and the performance of the system. In this paper, off-grid wind turbine (WT) and solar photovoltaic (PV) array water pumping systems were analyzed individually and combined as a hybrid system. The objectives were to determine: (1) advantages or disadvantages of using a hybrid system over using a WT or a solar PV array alone; (2) if the WT or solar PV array interfered with the output of the other; and (3) which hybrid system was the most efficient for the location. The WT used in the analysis was rated at 900 W alternating current (AC). There were three different solar PV arrays analyzed, and they were rated at 320, 480, and 640 W direct current (DC). A rectifier converted the 3-phase variable voltage AC output from the WT to DC before combining it with the solar PV array DC output. The combined renewable energies powered a single helical pump. The independent variable used in the hybrid WT/PV array analysis was in units of W/m2. The peak pump efficiency of the hybrid systems at Bushland, TX occurred for the 900 W WT combined with the 640 W PV array. The peak pump efficiencies at a 75 m pumping depth of the hybrid systems were: 47% (WT/320 W PV array), 51% (WT/480 W PV array), and 55% (WT/640 W PV array). Interference occurred between the WT and the different PV arrays (likely due to voltage mismatch between WT and PV array), but the least interference occurred for the WT/320 W PV array. This hybrid system pumped 28% more water during the greatest water demand month than the WT and PV systems would have pumped individually. An additional controller with a buck/boost converter is discussed at end of paper for improvement of the hybrid WT/PV array water pumping system.

Brian D. Vick; Byron A. Neal

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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November 21, 2000 PV Lesson Plan 2 Solar Electric Arrays  

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and the concept of the photovoltaic IV curve. They will learn how modules are put together to generate the desired electric system A solar cell is a semicondutor device designed to turn solar irradiance into electricity such as lamps can also be used by solar cells to generate electricity if the energy of the photons is high

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American Solar Electric Inc | Open Energy Information  

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American Solar Electric Inc American Solar Electric Inc Place Scottsdale, Arizona Zip 85251 Product US installer of residential, commercial and industrial PV systems. Coordinates 33.494°, -111.920694° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":33.494,"lon":-111.920694,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc - Energy Smart Solar Water Heater Rebate  

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Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc - Energy Smart Solar Water Heater Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc - Energy Smart Solar Water Heater Rebate Program Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc - Energy Smart Solar Water Heater Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate $600 Program Info State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 0.01 per BTU output Provider Clay Electric Co-op Clay Electric Cooperative (CEC) provides a rebate of $0.01 per BTU output to its residential members when they purchase qualified solar water heaters. This rebate is capped at 60,000 BTUs per system, or $600. Eligible solar water heaters can be either passive or active systems. The proposed solar system must meet Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) specifications and be installed by a contractor certified to install solar water heating

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Tampa Electric - Solar Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

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Tampa Electric - Solar Rebate Program Tampa Electric - Solar Rebate Program Tampa Electric - Solar Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Heating & Cooling Water Heating Maximum Rebate PV: $20,000 Solar water heating: $1,000 per system Program Info Start Date 4/18/2011 Expiration Date 12/31/2015 State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount PV: $2.00 per watt Solar water heating: $1,000 per system Provider Tampa Electric '''''Note: Of the $1.5 million budgeted for this program annually, $500,000 is reserved for solar water heating, and $1 million is reserved for PV systems. All funds have been committed for Solar PV systems at this time. Tampa Electric is scheduled to reopen the rebate program to new application

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Lakeland Electric - Solar Water Heating Program | Department of Energy  

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Lakeland Electric - Solar Water Heating Program Lakeland Electric - Solar Water Heating Program Lakeland Electric - Solar Water Heating Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Program Info Start Date June 2010 State Florida Program Type Other Incentive Provider Lakeland Electric Lakeland Electric, a municipal utility in Florida, is the nation's first utility to offer solar-heated domestic hot water on a "pay-for-energy" basis. The utility has contracted with a solar equipment vendor, Regenesis Lakeland, LLC, to install solar water heaters on participating customers' homes. Lakeland Electric bills the customer $34.95 per month regardless of use. Each solar heater is metered and equipped with a heating element timer as a demand management feature. The $34.95 monthly charge is a bulk energy

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Solar-Electric Dish Stirling System Development  

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Electrical power generated with the heat from the sun, called solar thermal power, is produced with three types of concentrating solar systems - trough or line-focus systems; power towers in which a centrally-located thermal receiver is illuminated with a large field of sun-tracking heliostats; and dish/engine systems. A special case of the third type of system, a dish/Stirling system, is the subject of this paper. A dish/Stirling system comprises a parabolic dish concentrator, a thermal receiver, and a Stirling engine/generator located at the focus of the dish. Several different dish/Stirling systems have been built and operated during the past 15 years. One system claims the world record for net conversion of solar energy to electric power of 29.4%; and two different company`s systems have accumulated thousands of hours of on-sun operation. Due to de-regulation and intense competition in global energy markets as well as the immaturity of the technology, dish/Stirling systems have not yet found their way into the marketplace. This situation is changing as solar technologies become more mature and manufacturers identify high-value niche markets for their products. In this paper, I review the history of dish/Stirling system development with an emphasis on technical and other issues that directly impact the Stirling engine. I also try to provide some insight to the opportunities and barriers confronting the application of dish/Stirling in power generation markets.

Mancini, T.R.

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SOLAR TURBINES INCORPORATED FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

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FC02-00CH11049; W(A)-01-003; CH-1056 FC02-00CH11049; W(A)-01-003; CH-1056 As set out in attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with Solar Turbines Incorporated (Solar), Solar has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above identified cooperative agreement by its employees and its subcontractors' employees regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, or National Laboratories. Under this agreement, Solar expects to develop and demonstrate a significantly improved combustion system for its Mercury 50 advanced industrial gas turbine by selectively incorporating advanced alloys, coatings, and composite and monolithic ceramics into

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Turbines  

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... with his torical notes and some explanations of the principles involved in the working of turbines. This is fol lowed by three chapters on water-wheels, ... . This is fol lowed by three chapters on water-wheels, turbine pumps, and water ...

1922-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Energy Sources SES Solar Inc formerly Electric Network com | Open  

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Sources SES Solar Inc formerly Electric Network com Sources SES Solar Inc formerly Electric Network com Jump to: navigation, search Name Solar Energy Sources - SES Solar Inc (formerly Electric Network.com) Place Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Zip V6G 2Z6 Sector Solar Product Intends to design, engineer, produce and install PV modules, and has developed a new assembly technology for solar panels that it believes will allow for higher quality electrical contacts. References Solar Energy Sources - SES Solar Inc (formerly Electric Network.com)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Solar Energy Sources - SES Solar Inc (formerly Electric Network.com) is a company located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada .

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Hybrid Wind and Solar Electric Systems | Department of Energy  

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Hybrid Wind and Solar Electric Systems Hybrid Wind and Solar Electric Systems Hybrid Wind and Solar Electric Systems July 2, 2012 - 8:21pm Addthis Because the peak operating times for wind and solar systems occur at different times of the day and year, hybrid systems are more likely to produce power when you need it. Because the peak operating times for wind and solar systems occur at different times of the day and year, hybrid systems are more likely to produce power when you need it. How does it work? A small "hybrid" electric system that combines wind and solar technologies can offer several advantages over either single system. According to many renewable energy experts, a small "hybrid" electric system that combines home wind electric and home solar electric (photovoltaic or PV) technologies offers several advantages over either

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Solar Electric Light Company SELCO | Open Energy Information  

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Light Company SELCO Light Company SELCO Jump to: navigation, search Name Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO) Place Bangalore, Karnataka, India Zip 560078 Sector Services, Solar Product Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO) manufactures photovoltaic products and services targeted especially at end consumers in developing countries who have no access to land electricity. References Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO)[1] LinkedIn Connections CrunchBase Profile No CrunchBase profile. Create one now! This article is a stub. You can help OpenEI by expanding it. Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO) is a company located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India . References ↑ "Solar Electric Light Company (SELCO)" Retrieved from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Solar_Electric_Light_Company_SELCO&oldid=35125

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Conversion of Solar to Electrical Energy  

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A photovoltaic device has been developed which converts solar radiation directly into electrical energy with an over-all efficiency of 11%. This consists of a p-n junction formed by gaseous diffusion near the front surface of a silicon plate. In full sunlight a single cell furnishes approximately 30 ma of short circuit current per square centimeter of surface 0.6 v of open circuit voltage and 12 mw of power into a matched load per square centimeter of surface. Like other electric batteries individual cells may be connected in series or parallel to obtain an increase in terminal voltage or current. The spectral response is a maximum near 0.7 µ and the long wavelength cutoff is at approximately 1.1 µ. The efficiency of this new siliconp-n junctionphotovoltaic cell is greater by a factor of 20 than that previously reported for other types of photocells and makes the conversion of the sun's energy directly into electricity possible for a number of interesting applications. A Bell System field trial at Americus Georgia in which solar batteries are used to power a rural carrier telephone communication system is described. A number of other possible applications for this new solar energy converter are discussed.

G. L. Pearson

1957-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EWEB - Solar Electric Program (Performance-Based Incentive) | Department of  

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EWEB - Solar Electric Program (Performance-Based Incentive) EWEB - Solar Electric Program (Performance-Based Incentive) EWEB - Solar Electric Program (Performance-Based Incentive) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info Start Date 1/25/2008 State Oregon Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount $0.0856/kWh for 10 years (subject to annual review) Provider Eugene Water and Electric Board The Eugene Water and Electric Board's (EWEB) Solar Electric Program offers financial incentives for residential and commercial customers who generate electricity using solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. [dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=OR101F&re=0&ee=0

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Electric power generation from a geothermal source utilizing a low-temperature organic Rankine cycle turbine  

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A demonstration project to generate electricity with a geothermal source and low-temperature organic Rankine cycle turbine in a rural Alaskan location is described. Operating data and a set of conclusions are presented detailing problems and recommendations for others contemplating this approach to electric power generation.

Aspnes, J.D.; Zarling, J.P.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbine layout for and optimization of solar chimney power conversion units.  

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??ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The power conversion unit of a large solar chimney power plant converts the fluid power, first into mechanical power, and then into electrical… (more)

Fluri, Thomas Peter

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Implementation of optimum solar electricity generating system  

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Under the 10th Malaysian Plan the government is expecting the renewable energy to contribute approximately 5.5% to the total electricity generation by the year 2015 which amounts to 98MW. One of the initiatives to ensure that the target is achievable was to establish the Sustainable Energy Development Authority of Malaysia. SEDA is given the authority to administer and manage the implementation of the feed-in tariff (FiT) mechanism which is mandated under the Renewable Energy Act 2011. The move to establish SEDA is commendable and the FiT seems to be attractive but there is a need to create awareness on the implementation of the solar electricity generating system (SEGS). In Malaysia harnessing technologies related to solar energy resources have great potential for implementation. However the main issue that plagues the implementation of SEGS is the intermittent nature of this source of energy. The availability of sunlight is during the day time and there is a need for electrical energy storage system so that there is electricity available during the night time as well. The meteorological condition such as clouds haze and pollution affects the SEGS as well. The PV based SEGS is seems to be promising electricity generating system that can contribute towards achieving the 5.5% target and will be able to minimize the negative effects of utilizing fossil fuels for electricity generation on the environment. Malaysia is committed to Kyoto Protocol which emphasizes on fighting global warming by achieving stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. In this paper the technical aspects of the implementation of optimum SEGS is discussed especially pertaining to the positioning of the PV panels.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar electric power plant due to start up  

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In early April of this year, Solar One, a central receiver pilot plant designed to show that solar energy can be harnessed by utilities to produce electricity on a commercial scale, will begin producing power. ... With a rated maximum power output to the utility grid of 10.8 MW, Solar One is the world's largest solarpowered electrical generating facility. ...

RUDY M. BAUM

1982-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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An economic analysis of solar hybrid steam injected gas turbine (STIG) plant for Indian conditions  

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Abstract Steam injection for power augmentation is one of the significant modifications of gas turbines that has been commercialized for natural gas-fired applications. The primary objective of this work is to demonstrate that the installation of a solar hybrid steam injected gas turbine plant (STIG) for power generation could have a lower installed cost and lower solar levelized tariff compared to the solar-only thermal power plant while producing a comparable energy output. An economic evaluation is presented for the locations Indore and Jaipur in India under constant, variable power and mixed power scenarios. The levelized tariff (LT) of solar hybrid STIG plant ranges 0.24–0.26 $/kWh, and the levelized tariff (solar only) or solar levelized tariff (SLT) of solar STIG plant ranges from 0.29 to 0.4 $/kWh in constant power (CP) and variable power (VP) scenarios. In case of mixed power (MP) scenario, the range of LT varies from 0.16 to 0.21 $/kWh for CP and VP modes basis. In this analysis, size of the solar STIG plant varies from 48 MW to 212 MW based on the steam to air ratio. The IRR and payback period varies between 12%–17% and 6.3–8 years for both CP and VP scenarios at Jaipur and Indore. Sensitivity analysis reports that the performance of the power plants depends, to a large degree, on boundary conditions such as fuel and equipment costs.

A. Immanuel Selwynraj; S. Iniyan; Guy Polonsky; L. Suganthi; Abraham Kribus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE to Develop Multi-Megawatt Offshore Wind Turbine with General Electric |  

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to Develop Multi-Megawatt Offshore Wind Turbine with General to Develop Multi-Megawatt Offshore Wind Turbine with General Electric DOE to Develop Multi-Megawatt Offshore Wind Turbine with General Electric March 9, 2006 - 11:44am Addthis Contract Valued at $27 million, supports President Bush's Advanced Energy Initiative WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, has signed a $27 million, multi-year contract with the General Electric Company (GE) to develop a new offshore wind power system over the next several years. Approximately $8 million of the offshore wind project will be cost-shared by DOE. "Offshore wind technology, another aspect of President Bush's Advanced Energy Initiative, can reduce our dependence on foreign energy sources as

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Recuperative solar-driven multi-step gas turbine power plants  

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An analysis on the influence of the recuperator effectiveness in a multi-step solar-driven Brayton engine is presented. The solar collector model includes heat losses from convection and radiation. The Brayton engine includes an arbitrary number of turbines and compressors, regeneration, and several realistic irreversibility sources. It is stated that the combination of both systems makes the evolution of the overall efficiency with the effectiveness of the regenerator not trivial. Such behavior is associated to the losses arising from the coupling of the working fluid with the collector and the surroundings. The overall efficiency admits a simultaneous optimization in regards to the pressure and temperature ratios. When the system is designed to work close to the optimum values of those parameters an increase in the effectiveness of the recuperator is always associated with an increase in the overall optimum efficiency. This holds for configurations from the simplest solarized Brayton up to arrangements with several turbines and compressors.

S. Sánchez-Orgaz; A. Medina; A. Calvo Hernández

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

NREL Webinar: Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility Resource  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NREL Webinar: Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility NREL Webinar: Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility Resource Planning NREL Webinar: Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility Resource Planning January 14, 2014 2:00PM to 3:00PM EST Online Today's utility planners have a different market and economic context than their predecessors, including planning for the growth of renewable energy. State and federal support policies, solar photovoltaic (PV) price declines, and the introduction of new business models for solar PV "ownership" are leading to increasing interest in solar technologies, especially PV. In this free webinar, you will hear how utilities are incorporating solar generation into their resource planning processes. Analysts from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Solar Electric Power

82

Sandia National Laboratories: Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating...  

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Analysis of Glare Impacts of Ivanpah Solar Power Site On August 7, 2014, in Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, News, News & Events, Renewable Energy, Solar, Systems Analysis The...

83

Optimal trajectories with solar electric propulsion and gravity assisted maneuver.  

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??The future interplanetary missions will probably use the conventional chemical rockets to leave the sphere of influence of the Earth, and solar electric propulsion (SEP)… (more)

Denilson Paulo Souza dos Santos

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Parabolic Trough Solar Thermal Electric Power Plants (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This fact sheet provides an overview of the potential for parabolic trough solar thermal electric power plants, especially in the Southwestern U.S.

Not Available

2006-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced Solar Electric Inc ASE | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Inc ASE Jump to: navigation, search Name: Advanced Solar Electric Inc (ASE) Place: Thousand Oaks, California Zip: 91320 Product: US-based PV system installer. References: Advanced...

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration.  

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??A solar tracker and concentrator was designed and assembled for the purpose of cogeneration of thermal power and electrical power using thermoelectric technology. A BiTe… (more)

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

EIS-0416: Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in San Bernardino...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Generating System (07-AFC-5) Project, Proposal to Construct a 400-m Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Tower, Thermal-Electric Power Plant, San Bernardino County, California July 1,...

88

The forecast of the development of the market for gas turbine equipment in the years 2013–2021 (review)  

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The data are given, according to which, 12521 power-generating gas turbines will be manufactured in 2011–2021. More than 32% of these turbines will be made by Solar, while products made by General Electric will ....

V. V. Goncharov

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar-Electric (PV) System Rebate Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar-Electric (PV) System Rebate Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar-Electric (PV) System Rebate Program Gainesville Regional Utilities - Solar-Electric (PV) System Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate $5,000 Program Info Start Date 10/1/2010 State Florida Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Solar window of 80% or more: $1.00/watt Provider Gainesville Regional Utilities '''''NOTE: Application targets for fiscal year 2013 have been met for the GRU Solar PV Rebate Program. The next round of applications are scheduled to open on October 1, 2013 pending approval of the GRU budget by the Gainesville City Commission.''''' Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU) offers its customers a rebate to install photovoltaic (PV) systems. Systems with solar windows of 80% or

90

Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative - Solar Water Heater Rebate Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative - Solar Water Heater Rebate Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative - Solar Water Heater Rebate Program Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative - Solar Water Heater Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Program Info State Iowa Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount $500 Provider Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative Association Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative Association (Linn County RECA) is a member-owned cooperative. To encourage energy efficiency, Linn County offers a number of rebates to commercial, residential, and agricultural customers. Owners of both new construction and existing buildings are eligible for a $500 rebate for solar water heaters. The water heaters must have an auxiliary tank of at least 40 gallons and the solar water heater

91

The Economics of Solar Electricity Erin Baker,  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-effectiveness of incremental increases in solar capacity, holding the rest of the power system fixed. Solar's variability adds. Medium-run analyses con- sider the implications of non-incremental changes in solar capacity. The cost with solar power generation are close to zero. Second, increasing the level of grid-connected solar capacity

Fowlie, Meredith

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Implementations of electric vehicle system based on solar energy in Singapore : assessment of solar photovoltaic systems  

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To evaluate the feasibility of solar energy based Electric Vehicle Transportation System in Singapore, the state of the art Photovoltaic Systems have been reviewed in this report with a focus on solar cell technologies. ...

Sun, Li

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Department of Electrical Engineering Spring 2011 Glass Block Solar Collector  

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to the sponsor. The collector incorporated a solar panel that charged a battery unit. The battery poweredPENNSTATE Department of Electrical Engineering Spring 2011 Glass Block Solar Collector Overview Pittsburgh Corning, a leading manufacturer of architectural glass blocks, wanted to incorporate a solar

Demirel, Melik C.

94

17th Sede Boqer Symposium on Solar Electricity Production  

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to solar panel parameter extraction based on the manufacturer's datasheet Moshe Averbukh1 , S. Lineykin2 17th Sede Boqer Symposium on Solar Electricity Production October 24-26, 2011 George Evens Family efficiency solar cells Ronen Gurtman1,3 , Anna Osherov2,3 Yuval Golan2,3 and Iris Visoly-Fisher1,3 1 Dept

Prigozhin, Leonid

95

Silicon Valley Power - Solar Electric Buy Down Program | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solar Electric Buy Down Program Solar Electric Buy Down Program Silicon Valley Power - Solar Electric Buy Down Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential: $20,000 Program Info State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Incentives step down over time as installed capacity goals are met. Check program web site for current incentive level. '''Rebate levels as of 9/20/12:''' Residential: $2.00/watt AC Commercial (up to 100 kW): $1.10/watt AC Commercial (>100 kW to 1 MW): $0.15/kWh for 5 years Provider Silicon Valley Power Silicon Valley Power (SVP) offers incentives for the installation of new grid-connected solar electric (photovoltaic, or PV) systems. Incentive levels will step down over the life of the program as certain installed

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Valley Electric Association - Solar Water Heating Program | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Valley Electric Association - Solar Water Heating Program Valley Electric Association - Solar Water Heating Program Valley Electric Association - Solar Water Heating Program < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Program Info State Nevada Program Type Utility Loan Program Provider Valley Electric Association Valley Electric Association (VEA), a nonprofit member owned cooperative, developed the domestic solar water heating program to encourage energy efficiency at the request of the membership. VEA partnered with Great Basin College to train and certify installers, creating jobs in the community, and also with Rheem Manufacturing and a local licensed contractor to install the units. A site visit is performed to determine the best installation and system design for each member. Members have the option of

97

Solar Works! In Seattle: Introduction to Solar Electric (PV)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation slides from residential PV workshop. Also covers general solar resource assessment, siting and financial incentives.

98

Madison Gas and Electric - Clean Power Partner Solar Buyback Program |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Madison Gas and Electric - Clean Power Partner Solar Buyback Madison Gas and Electric - Clean Power Partner Solar Buyback Program Madison Gas and Electric - Clean Power Partner Solar Buyback Program < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info Start Date 03/06/2007 (systems installed prior to this date do not qualify) State Wisconsin Program Type Performance-Based Incentive Rebate Amount $0.25/kWh Provider Madison Gas and Electric '''''The Clean Power Partners Program has reached the 1 MW cap. Applicants can be placed on a waiting list or participate in MGE's [http://www.mge.com/Home/rates/cust_gen.htm net metering program].''''' Customer-generators enrolled in the Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) green

99

Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the Home (Brochure)  

SciTech Connect

A consumer guide about solar electricity for the home. Includes information about types of solar electric systems, how to choose a system, financing, and costs.

Not Available

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the Home (Brochure)  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

A consumer guide about solar electricity for the home. Includes information about types of solar electric systems, how to choose a system, financing, and costs.

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101

Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the Home  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

A consumer guide about solar electricity for the home. Includes information about types of solar electric systems, how to choose a system, financing, and costs.

2009-01-00T23:59:59.000Z

102

Roseville Electric - Solar Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Solar Rebate Program Solar Rebate Program Roseville Electric - Solar Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Program Info Funding Source Public Benefits Fund State California Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Systems less than 10 kW: $0.80/watt Systems 10 kW up to 100 kW: Performance-based incentive; length of contract and $/kWh amount vary based on system size. Provider Roseville Electric '''''Note: Incentive amounts offered through this program will step down over time based on participation rates. See website above for the most recent incentive details. ''''' Roseville Electric has implemented solar rebate programs in order to meet the three statewide goals in [http://dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=CA134F&re=1&...

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Author's personal copy Solar modulation in surface atmospheric electricity  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Author's personal copy Solar modulation in surface atmospheric electricity R. Giles Harrison a is the major source of air's electrical conductivity over the oceans and well above the continents atmospheric electrical circuit, including the local vertical current density and the related surface potential

Usoskin, Ilya G.

104

Installing and Maintaining a Home Solar Electric System | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Installing and Maintaining a Home Solar Electric System Installing and Maintaining a Home Solar Electric System Installing and Maintaining a Home Solar Electric System July 2, 2012 - 8:21pm Addthis When choosing a contractor, ask about their work record, experience, and licenses, and get more than one bid for the installation of your PV system. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL. When choosing a contractor, ask about their work record, experience, and licenses, and get more than one bid for the installation of your PV system. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL. How does it work? Making sure your home solar electric or PV system is sized, sited, and installed correctly is essential for maximizing its energy performance. As with any mechanical or electrical appliance, PV systems require routine, periodic maintenance.

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Installing and Maintaining a Home Solar Electric System | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Installing and Maintaining a Home Solar Electric System Installing and Maintaining a Home Solar Electric System Installing and Maintaining a Home Solar Electric System July 2, 2012 - 8:21pm Addthis When choosing a contractor, ask about their work record, experience, and licenses, and get more than one bid for the installation of your PV system. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL. When choosing a contractor, ask about their work record, experience, and licenses, and get more than one bid for the installation of your PV system. | Photo courtesy of Dennis Schroeder, NREL. How does it work? Making sure your home solar electric or PV system is sized, sited, and installed correctly is essential for maximizing its energy performance. As with any mechanical or electrical appliance, PV systems require routine, periodic maintenance.

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EWEB - Solar Electric Program (Rebate) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EWEB - Solar Electric Program (Rebate) EWEB - Solar Electric Program (Rebate) EWEB - Solar Electric Program (Rebate) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Fed. Government Industrial Institutional Local Government Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential net-metered systems: $6,000; Commercial net-metered systems: 20,000 Program Info Start Date 1/25/2008 State Oregon Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Residential net-metered systems: $1.70/W-AC; Commercial net-metered systems: 1.00/W-AC Provider Eugene Water and Electric Board '''''Note: EWEB is no longer accepting applications for 2012 incentives. Information regarding 2013 incentives will be available in late December 2012 on the program web site. '''''

107

Technology Adoption and Regulatory Regimes: Gas Turbines Electricity Generators from 1980 to 2001  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Scheibel (1997) “Current Gas Turbine Developments and Futurefor Heavy-Duty Gas Turbines,” October 2000. Available onlineNext Evolution of the F Gas Turbine,” April 2001. Available

Ishii, Jun

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

Constitution of the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team We, the workers of the Solar Electric Vehicle Team, in order to form a more  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Constitution of the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team 1 PURPOSE We, the workers of the Solar Electric the blessings of fast Solar Cars to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Solar Electric Vehicle Team of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (henceforth "TFP"). 2

Williams, Brian C.

109

The Derivation of Efficiency Equation of the Prototype of Pico Wind Turbine Produces the Electricity  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This research has purposed to derive efficiency equation of the prototype of pico wind turbine produces the electricity (PPWTPE). By using a ventilating fan of 12 cm diameter as a blower, at rotating speed of 2,880 rpm. Blower blew the wind to PPWTPE of alternator. The wind turbine of alternator modified from magnet motor of central processing unit fan of computer. Magnet motor composes of the cylindrical magnet 30 mm diameters, magnetic field intensity of 70 mT, 7 propellers of 74 mm diameter. These components were enclosed at the center of wind turbine rotate around copper line no.40 as 4 coils, each coil 550 turns. It shows that, the distance between blower and the pico wind turbine of 8 cm obtained the wind speed 7.14 m/s, the PPWTPE rotated of 855 rpm. The magnet was rotated around the 4 coils and induced the accelerating voltage of 4.9 volts and accelerating current 17.52 mA in 4 coils. The induced accelerating current from 4 coils sent AC signal to bridge rectifier circuit converts AC to DC obtained voltage of 3.60 V and DC current of 14.90 mA, and the 7 LED lamps were bright. By using a derived efficiency equation of the PPWTPE, the PPWTPE has estimate efficiency of 9%.

S. Jugsujinda; P. Jugsujinda; T. Seetawan

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

110

The Center for Interface Science: Solar Electric Materials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The Center for Interface Science: Solar Electric Materials Chemistry and Biochemistry alumni, on page 6, is written by Dr. Neal Armstrong, Director of the UA Center for Interface Science: Solar | teaches chemistry as a part-time in- structor at Central New Mexico Community College. Anne Simon | Ph

Ziurys, Lucy M.

111

Electrical Power Grid Delivery Dynamic Analysis: Using Prime Mover Engines to Balance Dynamic Wind Turbine Output  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents an investigation into integrated wind + combustion engine high penetration electrical generation systems. Renewable generation systems are now a reality of electrical transmission. Unfortunately, many of these renewable energy supplies are stochastic and highly dynamic. Conversely, the existing national grid has been designed for steady state operation. The research team has developed an algorithm to investigate the feasibility and relative capability of a reciprocating internal combustion engine to directly integrate with wind generation in a tightly coupled Hybrid Energy System. Utilizing the Idaho National Laboratory developed Phoenix Model Integration Platform, the research team has coupled demand data with wind turbine generation data and the Aspen Custom Modeler reciprocating engine electrical generator model to investigate the capability of reciprocating engine electrical generation to balance stochastic renewable energy.

Diana K. Grauer; Michael E. Reed

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ecosystem Solar Electric Corp aka Solar MW Energy Inc | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Solar Electric Corp aka Solar MW Energy Inc Solar Electric Corp aka Solar MW Energy Inc Jump to: navigation, search Name Ecosystem Solar Electric Corp, aka Solar MW Energy Inc Place Ontario, California Zip 91761 Product Plans to develop STEG plants in the Mojave desert. Coordinates 34.06457°, -117.647809° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":34.06457,"lon":-117.647809,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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AET Solar formerly solar division of GGAM Electrical Services | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Solar formerly solar division of GGAM Electrical Services Solar formerly solar division of GGAM Electrical Services Jump to: navigation, search Name AET Solar (formerly solar division of GGAM Electrical Services) Place Limassol, Cyprus Product Cypriot subsidiary of AET. Coordinates 34.683338°, 33.051109° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":34.683338,"lon":33.051109,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Sandia National Laboratories: solar thermal electric technologies  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Plan Webinar Wednesday, Jan. 14 Sandian Presents on PV Failure Analysis at European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSC) EC Top Publications Design and Analysis...

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Sandia National Laboratories: Solar Electric Propulsion  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Plan Webinar Wednesday, Jan. 14 Sandian Presents on PV Failure Analysis at European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSC) EC Top Publications Design and Analysis...

116

A solar array module fabrication process for HALE solar electric UAVs  

SciTech Connect

We describe a fabrication process to manufacture high power to weight ratio flexible solar array modules for use on high altitude long endurance (HALE) solar electric unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). A span-loaded flying wing vehicle, known as the RAPTOR Pathfinder, is being employed as a flying test bed to expand the envelope of solar powered flight to high altitudes. It requires multiple light weight flexible solar array modules able to endure adverse environmental conditions. At high altitudes the solar UV flux is significantly enhanced relative to sea level, and extreme thermal variations occur. Our process involves first electrically interconnecting solar cells into an array followed by laminating them between top and bottom laminated layers into a solar array module. After careful evaluation of candidate polymers, fluoropolymer materials have been selected as the array laminate layers because of their inherent abilities to withstand the hostile conditions imposed by the environment.

Carey, P.G.; Aceves, R.C.; Colella, N.J.; Thompson, J.B.; Williams, K.A.

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Approaches To Integrating A HIgh Penertration Of Solar PV and CPV Onto The Electrical Grid  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

FERC) and the National Electrical Regulatory Corporation (Of Solar PV and CPV Onto The Electrical Grid By Steven Craig24  Electrical, Controls & 

Hill, Steven Craig

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

118

SEPCO - Solar Electric Power Company | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

SEPCO - Solar Electric Power Company SEPCO - Solar Electric Power Company Jump to: navigation, search Logo: SEPCO - Solar Electric Power Company Name SEPCO - Solar Electric Power Company Address 1521 SE Palm Court Place Stuart, Florida Zip 34994 Sector Solar Product Commercial Solar Lighting & Off Grid Solar Power Systems Year founded 1994 Number of employees 11-50 Company Type For Profit Phone number 772-220-6615 Website http://www.sepco-solarlighting Coordinates 27.170937°, -80.232438° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":27.170937,"lon":-80.232438,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

119

Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility Resource Planning  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Treatment of Solar Generation Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility Resource Planning John Sterling Solar Electric Power Association Joyce McLaren National Renewable Energy Laboratory Mike Taylor Solar Electric Power Association Karlynn Cory National Renewable Energy Laboratory Technical Report NREL/TP-6A20-60047 October 2013 NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC This report is available at no cost from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at www.nrel.gov/publications. Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden, CO 80401 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov

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Solar thermal power plants for the Spanish electricity market  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Solar thermal power plants are at present the cheapest technology for solar electricity production. At good sites Levelised Electricity Costs (LEC) of 11 Ct/kWh have been achieved in commercially operated power plants. Economy of scale and further technical improvements will reduce the LEC for future projects. On the 27th of March 2004 in Spain the existing feed-in-law has been modified in order to support the erection of solar thermal power plants and thus make use of the huge solar potential of Spain. A payment of approx. 21 Ct/kWh, guaranteed for the first 25 years of operation, makes the erection and operation of solar thermal power plants very profitable for possible investors on the Spanish peninsula. This paper will present the present situation in Spain and the planned power plant projects. For one specific project the set-up is presented in more detail.

M. Eck; F. Rueda; S. Kronshage; C. Schillings; F. Trieb; E. Zarza

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Salem Electric- Solar Water Heater Rebate  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Salem Electric residential customers with electric water heating are eligible for a $600 rebate through Salem's Bright Way program. A program brochure with details is available on the program...

122

Supplementing Electrical Power Through Solar PV Systems  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

Dhaka megacity is home to more than 14 million inhabitants. However, the adequate supply of urban utilities, particularly electricity to city dwellers, has ... supply in Dhaka, electricity generation through roof...

Md. Humayun Kabir; Wilfried Endlicher

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Solar Power and the Electric Grid, Energy Analysis (Fact Sheet)  

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Power and the Electric Grid Power and the Electric Grid In today's electricity generation system, different resources make different contributions to the electricity grid. This fact sheet illustrates the roles of distributed and centralized renewable energy technologies, particularly solar power, and how they will contribute to the future electricity system. The advantages of a diversified mix of power generation systems are highlighted. Grid 101: How does the electric grid work? The electric grid-an interconnected system illustrated in Figure 1-maintains an instantaneous balance between supply and demand (generation and load) while moving electricity from generation source to customer. Because large amounts of electricity are difficult to store, the amount generated and fed into the system must be care-

124

Energy 101: Wind Turbines  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

See how wind turbines generate clean electricity from the power of the wind. Highlighted are the various parts and mechanisms of a modern wind turbine.

None

2013-05-29T23:59:59.000Z

125

Energy 101: Wind Turbines  

SciTech Connect

See how wind turbines generate clean electricity from the power of the wind. Highlighted are the various parts and mechanisms of a modern wind turbine.

None

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Sandia National Laboratories: Solar Electric Propulsion  

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a wide array of missions for NASA. This multipurpose space vehicle concentrates the Sun's energy into a Sandia designed solar collector using a large reflector to power a Sandia...

127

Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the Home (Brochure)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the Home Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity for the Home Own Your Power! Contents Benefits of Solar Electricity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Solar Electricity Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Types of Solar Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Types of Solar Electric Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Power Produced by a Solar Electric System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 How To Choose a System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Roof Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Installation and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Costs and Financial Incentives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Purchasing Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Financing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 About this guide: The U .S . Department of Energy (DOE) receives numerous inquiries each year

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The need for high density energy storage for wind turbine and solar power has proven to be a  

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1 The need for high density energy storage for wind turbine and solar power has proven cost of these components but also considerably improve their lifetime and reliability as it removes. New breakthrough for single-layer ceramic capacitors with high performance #12;2 Benefits ANU has

Botea, Adi

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Electric District No. 3- Solar Rebate Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Electric District No. 3 of Pinal County (ED3) provides incentives for their residential and business customers to invest in photovoltaics (PV). Residential and commercial customers installing PV...

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Clay Electric Cooperative, Inc- Solar Thermal Loans  

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Clay Electric Cooperative (CEC), a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, covers 14 counties in northern Florida, including Gainesville, Keystone Heights, Lake City, Orange Park, Palatka, and Salt Springs....

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Qinghai Solar Energy Electric Co Ltd | Open Energy Information  

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Solar Energy Electric Co Ltd Solar Energy Electric Co Ltd Place Xining, Qinghai Province, China Zip 810008 Sector Solar, Wind energy Product A high-tech company providing project research, construction implementation and product trade specializing in developing energy saving products in solar and wind energy. Coordinates 36.62439°, 101.777443° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":36.62439,"lon":101.777443,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India  

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of solar cells and PV systems, as well as future technology.solar PV installation and PV cell production Figure 8: Electricity generation by technology

Deshmukh, Ranjit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Geometry of tower-type solar electric station heliostat field  

SciTech Connect

A general method is presented for calculating the angular positions of an arbitrary heliostat at an arbitrary position in a heliostat field surrounding a tower-type solar electric station as a function of solar position. A system of angular coordinates is used which rotates with the solar azimuth direction around the collecting tower, resulting in an expression for the proper orientation of heliostat mirrors that is independent of local latitude, solar declination and time of day. The lines on the horizontal plane of the heliostat field characterized by the same values of the angles governing the horizontal inclination of the corresponding heliostat for a given solar elevation form two families of hyperbolas with vertexes facing the center of the field. Such isoline drawings constructed from the calculations may be used to determine the limiting values of the heliostat angles during the daily and seasonal course of operation of the heliostat facility.

Tepliakov, D.I.; Aparisi, R.R.

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentrating on Solar Electricity and Fuels  

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...power, pose a “storage problem.” They...unavailable. Aside from pumped hydropower, large-scale storage of electricity is...Spain already have a storage capacity for 7 to...industrial processes, for seawater desalination, or...

Martin Roeb; Hans Müller-Steinhagen

2010-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Minimizing the Lead-Acid Battery Bank Capacity through a Solar PV - Wind Turbine Hybrid System for a high-altitude village in the Nepal Himalayas  

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Abstract Of the estimated 1.6-2 billion people who lacked access to electricity at the end of the last millennium, millions have gained access to basic indoor lighting through off grid solar PV home systems with lead acid battery storage over the last decade. In Nepal, through government subsidy programs and INGO/NGO projects, around 350,000 solar PV home systems have been installed since 2001, mainly in remote, high altitude Himalayan communities. The author's field experience shows that within 6-24 months, 50-70% of the solar PV home systems are either not properly functioning, or not working at all. This is mainly due to substandard equipment, lack of user awareness, inability to maintain their systems, as well as the nonexistence of after sales services. Thus, an estimated 250,000 “dead”, flooded lead-acid batteries are either unsafely disposed of or lying around, posing huge potential hazards for people and the unique yet fragile Himalayan ecosystem. The research conducted demonstrates that by tapping into more than one renewable energy resource, converting the local available solar and wind resources into electricity through a solar PV - wind turbine hybrid RAPS (Remote Area Power Supply) system, the lead-acid battery bank capacity can be minimized by 57%, compared to an equivalent energy generating solar PV RAPS system, without jeopardizing, or reducing the village's load demands. This project shows that wind and solar resources are complimentary to each other over several hours in an average day. Thus, by utilizing both of the local wind and solar resources and converting them into electricity to meet the loads directly or to store into the lead-acid battery bank, it allows an average of 3-4 hours longer electricity generation per day. This enables the design of smaller battery bank capacities for hybrid RAPS systems without limiting the end users’ energy services. Hence, long-term health risks to the people, as well as environmental damage to the delicate and exceptional Himalayan flora and fauna through disposed “dead” lead-acid batteries, is reduced.

Zahnd Alex; Angel Clark; Wendy Cheung; Linda Zou; Jan Kleissl

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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a heat engine, such as a steam turbine or sterling enginethese concentrations, a steam turbine achieves roughly 25%ratio can run a steam turbine at 35-50% efficiency, with

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Offshore Floating Wind Turbine-driven Deep Sea Water Pumping for Combined Electrical Power and District Cooling  

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A new concept utilising floating wind turbines to exploit the low temperatures of deep sea water for space cooling in buildings is presented. The approach is based on offshore hydraulic wind turbines pumping pressurised deep sea water to a centralised plant consisting of a hydro-electric power system coupled to a large-scale sea water-cooled air conditioning (AC) unit of an urban district cooling network. In order to investigate the potential advantages of this new concept over conventional technologies, a simplified model for performance simulation of a vapour compression AC unit was applied independently to three different systems, with the AC unit operating with (1) a constant flow of sea surface water, (2) a constant flow of sea water consisting of a mixture of surface sea water and deep sea water delivered by a single offshore hydraulic wind turbine and (3) an intermittent flow of deep sea water pumped by a single offshore hydraulic wind turbine. The analysis was based on one year of wind and ambient temperature data for the Central Mediterranean that is known for its deep waters, warm climate and relatively low wind speeds. The study confirmed that while the present concept is less efficient than conventional turbines utilising grid-connected electrical generators, a significant portion of the losses associated with the hydraulic transmission through the pipeline are offset by the extraction of cool deep sea water which reduces the electricity consumption of urban air-conditioning units.

T Sant; D Buhagiar; R N Farrugia

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steady-state analysis of a conceptual offshore wind turbine driven electricity and thermocline energy extraction plant  

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Abstract A system for using offshore wind energy to generate electricity and simultaneously extract thermal energy is proposed. This concept is based on an offshore wind turbine driven hydraulic pump supplying deep seawater under high pressure to a land based plant consisting of a hydroelectric power generation unit and heat exchanger. A steady-state system model is developed using empirical formulae. The mathematical model comprises the fundamental system sub-models that are categorised as the rotor, hydraulic pump, pipeline, hydroelectric turbine and heat exchanger. A means for modelling the seawater temperature field across a two-dimensional bathymetry is also discussed. These mathematical models are integrated into a computational tool and a brief parametric static analysis is undertaken. The results illustrate the effect of pipeline diameter, rotational speed of the grid connected hydroelectric turbine, and the turbine distance from shore on the overall performance of the system. Through adequate parameter selection, the total rate of energy output for such a system, consisting of both electricity and thermal energy, is shown to increase by as much as 84%, when compared to a conventional wind turbine having an identical rotor diameter but which supplies only electrical energy.

Daniel Buhagiar; Tonio Sant

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric grid dependence on the configuration of a small-scale wind and solar power hybrid system  

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Results are presented from the modeling of a small-scale distributed power system containing power demands, photovoltaic arrays, small-scale wind turbines and an electric grid connection. Detailed models of the photovoltaic array and the wind turbine are briefly explained in addition to the solar and wind recourse models. A subunit is defined to consist of a power demand together with power contributors. It is shown how the grid dependency (or renewable energy contribution) is affected by the connection of subunits and according to the relationship between the power demand patterns and renewable resource patterns. The outcome from several case studies is presented using simulated power demands and renewable resources. In a scenario with subunit power demands characteristic for a large household and a small factory, it is shown that the coupling of subunits reduces annual grid power transfers by more than 10% and increases the renewable power contribution to the demand by almost 7%.

M. Mikati; M. Santos; C. Armenta

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Wind Turbines | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wind Turbines Wind Turbines Energy 101: Wind Turbines July 30, 2010 - 10:47am Addthis John Schueler John Schueler Former New Media Specialist, Office of Public Affairs On Tuesday, the Department announced a $117 million loan guarantee through for the Kahuku Wind Power Project in Hawaii. That's a major step forward for clean energy in the region, as it's expected to supply clean electricity to roughly 7,700 households per year, and it also invites a deceptively simple question: how exactly do wind turbines generate electricity? One thing you might not realize is that wind is actually a form of solar energy. This is because wind is produced by the sun heating Earth's atmosphere, the rotation of the earth, and the earth's surface irregularities. Wind turbines are the rotary devices that convert the

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Solar electricity prospects in Oman using GIS-based solar radiation maps  

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This paper discusses solar power prospects in Oman. First, the geographic and topographic information about Oman are presented. The methodology of producing solar radiation maps using GIS tools is then discussed. The results obtained show very high potential of solar radiation over all the lands of Oman during the whole year. A slope analysis has allowed calculating the yearly electricity generation potential for different Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies such as the parabolic trough, parabolic dish, tower, and concentrated PV. For instance if only 10% of the land of Oman with a slope less than 1% is considered an exploitable land for the parabolic trough CSP technology, then the total calculated potential of yearly electricity generation would be about 7.6 million GWh, which is many multiples of (680 times) the current generation supply in Oman which was about 11,189 GWh in 2007.

Adel Gastli; Yassine Charabi

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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ELEG620: Solar Electric Systems University of Delaware Spring 2008 1 University of Delaware  

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obtained as an approximation to your design load, using 200Ws of solar panels. Existing loads which we haveELEG620: Solar Electric Systems University of Delaware Spring 2008 1 University of Delaware Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ELEG620: Solar Electric Systems Photovoltaic System Design

Honsberg, Christiana

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Stirling Engines for Low-Temperature Solar-Thermal-Electric Power Generation  

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Stirling Engines for Low-Temperature Solar-Thermal- Electric Power Generation Artin Der Minassians-Temperature Solar-Thermal-Electric Power Generation by Artin Der Minassians Karshenasi (Amirkabir University-Temperature Solar-Thermal-Electric Power Generation Copyright c 2007 by Artin Der Minassians #12;1 Abstract Stirling

Sanders, Seth

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Effects of collector radius and chimney height on power output of a solar chimney power plant with turbines  

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A comprehensive theoretical model is proposed for the performance evaluation of a solar chimney power plant (SCPP), and has been verified by the experimental data of the Spanish prototype. This model takes account of the effects of flow and heat losses, and the temperature lapse rates inside and outside the chimney. There is a maximum power output for a certain SCPP under a given solar radiation condition, due to flow and heat losses and the installation of the turbines. In addition, the design flow rate of the turbine in the SCPP system is found beneficial for power output when it is lower than that at the maximum power point. Furthermore, a limitation on the maximum collector radius exists for the maximum attainable power of the SCPP; whereas, no such limitation exists for chimney height in terms of contemporary construction technology.

Jing-yin Li; Peng-hua Guo; Yuan Wang

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind Power Electricity: The Bigger the Turbine, The Greener the Electricity?  

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In life cycle assessment, scaling and progress rates are seldom applied to estimate the environmental impacts of wind energy. ... However, the environmental impact of wind energy is still a matter of controversy. ... This study proves that wind energy should become one of the best ways to mitigate climate change and to provide electricity in rural zones not connected to the grid. ...

Marloes Caduff; Mark A. J. Huijbregts; Hans-Joerg Althaus; Annette Koehler; Stefanie Hellweg

2012-04-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Homeowners Guide to Financing a Grid-Connected Solar Electric System (Brochure), Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This guide provides an overview of the financing options that may be available to homeowners who are considering installing a solar electric system on their house.

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CDCA Final EIS for Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

CALIFORNIA DESERT CONSERVATION AREA PLAN CALIFORNIA DESERT CONSERVATION AREA PLAN AMENDMENT / FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR IVANPAH SOLAR ELECTRIC GENERATING SYSTEM FEIS-10-31 JULY 2010 BLM/CA/ES-2010-010+1793 In Reply Refer To: In reply refer to: 1610-5.G.1.4 2800lCACA-48668 Dear Reader: Enclosed is the proposed California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment and Final Environmental Impact Statement (CDCA Plan Amendment/FEIS) for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) project. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) prepared the CDCA Plan Amendment/FEIS for the ISEGS project in consultation with cooperating agencies and California State agencies, taking into account public comments received during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The proposed plan amendment adds the Ivanpah

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Experimental Investigation into a Packed Bed Thermal Storage Solution for Solar Gas Turbine Systems  

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Abstract High temperature thermal storage in randomly packed beds of ceramic particles is proposed as an effective storage solution for Solar Gas Turbine (SGT) cycles in the near term. Numerical modelling of these systems allows for optimised thermal storage designs, but such models must be validated against experimental data. In this work an experimental test programme was conducted to generate high temperature heat transfer data for a packed bed operating over the temperature ranges 350-900 °C and 600-900 °C. These are representative of two potential SGT cycles. Flue gas from a 45 kW LPG burner was used to heat a packed bed of Denstone ceramic pebbles and the testing procedure involved preheating the system to achieve the desired temperature ranges. The fluid and solid temperature profiles in the packed bed were measured in the axial and radial dimensions and are compared to a numerical model with reasonable agreement. Potential modifications to the test facility are described and future testing plans outlined.

P. Klein; T.H. Roos; T.J. Sheer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conversion Tower for Dispatchable Solar Power: High-Efficiency Solar-Electric Conversion Power Tower  

SciTech Connect

HEATS Project: Abengoa Solar is developing a high-efficiency solar-electric conversion tower to enable low-cost, fully dispatchable solar energy generation. Abengoa’s conversion tower utilizes new system architecture and a two-phase thermal energy storage media with an efficient supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2) power cycle. The company is using a high-temperature heat-transfer fluid with a phase change in between its hot and cold operating temperature. The fluid serves as a heat storage material and is cheaper and more efficient than conventional heat-storage materials, like molten salt. It also allows the use of a high heat flux solar receiver, advanced high thermal energy density storage, and more efficient power cycles.

None

2012-01-11T23:59:59.000Z

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The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production  

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Production of Solar Photovoltaic Cells”, Center for theconcerns is solar photovoltaic cells (PVs), which captureProduction of Solar Photovoltaic Cells Solar PV cells

Borenstein, Severin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

SOLAR ON SALE  

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SOLAR ON SALE ... Given the region’s hot, sunny climate, they were considering technology that concentrates the sun’s rays to create steam and drive an electric turbine. ... But last month, when Pacific Gas & Electric agreed to buy the entire output of the project, NextLight disclosed that it has chosen to install polysilicon-based photovoltaic panels instead. ...

MELODY VOITH

2009-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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a steam turbine achieves roughly 25% efficiency. Point focuscan run a steam turbine at 35-50% efficiency, with plenty ofturbines. Typical engines can produce 100’s of megawatts of power, with efficiencies

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Front contact solar cell with formed electrically conducting layers on the front side and backside  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A bipolar solar cell includes a backside junction formed by a silicon substrate and a first doped layer of a first dopant type on the backside of the solar cell. A second doped layer of a second dopant type makes an electrical connection to the substrate from the front side of the solar cell. A first metal contact of a first electrical polarity electrically connects to the first doped layer on the backside of the solar cell, and a second metal contact of a second electrical polarity electrically connects to the second doped layer on the front side of the solar cell. An external electrical circuit may be electrically connected to the first and second metal contacts to be powered by the solar cell.

Cousins, Peter John

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Turbines in U.S. Waters Will Soon Spin Wind into Electricity...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

faced in capturing the offshore wind resource potential. Construction of offshore wind turbines on floating platforms. In 2010, DOI introduced Smart from the Start, an initiative...

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Solar Electric Generating System II finite element analysis  

SciTech Connect

On June 2, 1992, Landers` earthquake struck the Solar Electric Generating System II, located in Daggett, California. The 30 megawatt power station, operated by the Daggett Leasing Corporation (DLC), suffered substantial damage due to structural failures in the solar farm. These failures consisted of the separation of sliding joints supporting a distribution of parabolic glass mirrors. At separation, the mirrors fell to the ground and broke. It was the desire of the DLC and the Solar Thermal Design Assistance Center (STDAC) of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and to redesign these joints so that, in the event of future quakes, costly breakage will be avoided. To accomplish this task, drawings of collector components were developed by the STDAC, from which a detailed finite element computer model of a solar collector was produced. This nonlinear dynamic model, which consisted of over 8,560 degrees of freedom, underwent model reduction to form a low order nonlinear dynamic model containing only 40 degrees of freedom. This model was then used as a design tool to estimate joint dynamics. Using this design tool, joint configurations were modified, and an acceptable joint redesign determined. The results of this analysis showed that the implementation of metal stops welded to support shafts for the purpose of preventing joint separation is a suitable joint redesign. Moreover, it was found that, for quakes of Landers` magnitude, mirror breakage due to enhanced vibration in the trough assembly is unlikely.

Dohner, J.L.; Anderson, J.R.

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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An Improved MPPT Interleaved Boost Converter for Solar Electric Vehicle Application  

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during transient and instantaneous peak power demands of an electric vehicle (EV) and to recover energyAn Improved MPPT Interleaved Boost Converter for Solar Electric Vehicle Application F. Khoucha, A and lower device stress than conventional designs, for solar electric vehicle (SEV) applications

Boyer, Edmond

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2010MIT SOLAR ELECTRIC VEHICLE TEAM A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT  

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2010MIT SOLAR ELECTRIC VEHICLE TEAM #12;A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT President Hockfield poses with SEVT members at an outreach event ONE #12;The MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team (SEVT) is a student electric vehicles through international participation and competition. Give our sponsors publicity through

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S/EV 91: Solar and electric vehicle symposium, car and trade show. Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

These proceedings cover the fundamentals of electric vehicles. Papers on the design, testing and performance of the power supplies, drive trains, and bodies of solar and non-solar powered electric vehicles are presented. Results from demonstrations and races are described. Public policy on the economics and environmental impacts of using electric powered vehicles is also presented.

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1991-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar energy for heat and electricity: the potential for mitigating climate change  

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Solar energy for heat and electricity: the potential for mitigating climate change Dr N.J. Eki that powers the Earth's climate and ecosystem. Harnessing this energy for hot water and electrical power could electricity. solar hot water systems could be used to supply up to 70% of household hot water in the UK

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Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India  

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The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic ElectricityCosts Capacities, Global Perspectives through 2012”, Bernreuter Research, Photovoltaicto the cost of solar power. 5 European Photovoltaic Industry

Deshmukh, Ranjit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approaches To Integrating A HIgh Penertration Of Solar PV and CPV Onto The Electrical Grid  

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the DC electric energy from the solar panels or modules intosolar energy available is subject to change with irradiance, temperature, and aging of PV panelsrooftop solar panels. While the renewable energy PV

Hill, Steven Craig

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Quantifying the Air Pollution Exposure Consequences of Distributed Electricity Generation  

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Solar Turbines Inc Olinda Generating Plant Marina Landfill GasSolar Turbines Inc Olinda Generating Plant Marina Landfill Gas

Heath, Garvin A.; Granvold, Patrick W.; Hoats, Abigail S.; Nazaroff, William W

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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El Paso Electric Company - Solar PV Pilot Program | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

El Paso Electric Company - Solar PV Pilot Program El Paso Electric Company - Solar PV Pilot Program El Paso Electric Company - Solar PV Pilot Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Fed. Government Industrial Installer/Contractor Local Government Multi-Family Residential Nonprofit Residential Schools State Government Tribal Government Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate Residential: $7,500 Non-Residential: $50,000 Per Customer with Multiple Projects: 25% of 2013 incentive budget Per Service Provider with Multiple Projects: 50% of 2013 incentive budget in each category Program Info Start Date March 2010 State Texas Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Residential: $0.75/W DC Non-Residential: $1.00/W DC Provider El Paso Electric Solar PV Pilot Program '''''El Paso Electric's 2013 Solar PV Rebate program will reopen at 12:00

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The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production  

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in crystalline silicon solar technologies have occurred overthe current solar PV technology, even after adjusting forde?cit of the current solar PV technology with the potential

Borenstein, Severin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Shannon Moynahan, “The California Solar Initiative — TriumphRates Undermine California’s Solar Photovoltaic Subsidies? ”to the fact that solar PV in California has not been focused

Borenstein, Severin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Real-Time Pricing: Is Real-Time Electricity Pricing Beneficial to Solar PV in New York City?  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The goal of this study is to evaluate the validity of the following statement: “the coincidence of high electric energy prices and peak solar electric photovoltaic (PV) output can improve the economics of PV installations, and can also facilitate the wider use of hourly pricing.” The study is focused on Con Edison electric service territory in New York City.

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Homeowners Guide to Financing a Grid-Connected Solar Electric System (Brochure)  

SciTech Connect

This guide provides an overview of the financing options that may be available to homeowners who are considering installing a solar electric system on their house.

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2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Getting More Electricity out of Solar Cells | U.S. DOE Office...  

Office of Science (SC) Website

Getting More Electricity out of Solar Cells Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) EFRCs Home Centers Research Science Highlights News & Events EFRC News Stories of Discovery &...

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Dynamic Analysis of Electrical Power Grid Delivery: Using Prime Mover Engines to Balance Dynamic Wind Turbine Output  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents an investigation into integrated wind + combustion engine high penetration electrical generation systems. Renewable generation systems are now a reality of electrical transmission. Unfortunately, many of these renewable energy supplies are stochastic and highly dynamic. Conversely, the existing national grid has been designed for steady state operation. The research team has developed an algorithm to investigate the feasibility and relative capability of a reciprocating internal combustion engine to directly integrate with wind generation in a tightly coupled Hybrid Energy System. Utilizing the Idaho National Laboratory developed Phoenix Model Integration Platform, the research team has coupled demand data with wind turbine generation data and the Aspen Custom Modeler reciprocating engine electrical generator model to investigate the capability of reciprocating engine electrical generation to balance stochastic renewable energy.

Diana K. Grauer

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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13 2.2.2. Solar Thermal Versus Photovoltaic ..…………..…………doi:10.1038/nmat2090. 17. Solar Thermal Technology on anFigure 2.5: An eSolar solar thermal system in Burbank,

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar-Assisted Electric Vehicle Charging Station Interim Report  

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been awarded $6.8 million in the Department of Energy (DOE) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds as part of an overall $114.8 million ECOtality grant with matching funds from regional partners to install 125 solar-assisted Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations across Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Memphis. Significant progress has been made toward completing the scope with the installation of 25 solar-assisted charging stations at ORNL; six stations at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); and 27 stations at Nissan's Smyrna and Franklin sites, with three more stations under construction at Nissan's new lithium-ion battery plant. Additionally, the procurement process for contracting the installation of 34 stations at Knoxville, the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK), and Nashville sites is underway with completion of installation scheduled for early 2012. Progress is also being made on finalizing sites and beginning installations of 30 stations in Nashville, Chattanooga, and Memphis by EPRI and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The solar-assisted EV charging station project has made great strides in fiscal year 2011. A total of 58 solar-assisted EV parking spaces have been commissioned in East and Middle Tennessee, and progress on installing the remaining 67 spaces is well underway. The contract for the 34 stations planned for Knoxville, UTK, and Nashville should be underway in October with completion scheduled for the end of March 2012; the remaining three Nissan stations are under construction and scheduled to be complete in November; and the EPRI/TVA stations for Chattanooga, Vanderbilt, and Memphis are underway and should be complete by the end of March 2012. As additional Nissan LEAFs are being delivered, usage of the charging stations has increased substantially. The project is on course to complete all 125 solar-assisted EV charging stations in time to collect meaningful data by the end of government fiscal year 2012. Lessons learned from the sites completed thus far are being incorporated and are proving to be invaluable in completion of the remaining sites.

Lapsa, Melissa Voss [ORNL; Durfee, Norman [ORNL; Maxey, L Curt [ORNL; Overbey, Randall M [ORNL

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Diode laser measurement of H?O, CO?, and temperature in gas turbine exhaust through the application of wavelength modulation spectroscopy  

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Solar Turbines Incorporated, 14 MWe Titan 130 stationary gas turbinesgas turbine operating data was collected every hour by Solar

Leon, Marco E.

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Mikroproduktion av solel i flerfamiljshus; Micro production of solar electricity in multi-family buildings.  

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?? This thesis is commissioned by the Swedish electricity trading company GodEl with the purpose of evaluate solar electricity in multi-family buildings in the Stockholm… (more)

Werner, Linus

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

174

Multi-objective-optimization-based approach to improve the electrical efficiency for organic solar cells  

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In this paper, new electrical scheme modeling and optimization approaches are proposed to improve the conversion efficiency of the organic solar cells. The electrical parameters such as shunt resistance ... Regio...

A. Maoucha; F. Djeffal

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Materials use in electricity generators in wind turbines – state-of-the-art and future specifications  

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Abstract The European Strategic Energy Technology Plan, adopted by the European Union in 2008, is a first step to establish an energy technology policy for Europe and to support the 2020 energy and climate change targets from the technology development point of view. One of its initiatives is to assess the characteristics of the materials that will be needed in order to achieve the 2020 targets, in terms both of amounts of materials and their technical specifications, along with the way to get there for the latter. The Materials Initiative was created to foster a roadmap which is based on a scientific assessment of the current situation. This paper presents the work of the author in the (wind turbine) electricity generator part of that assessment, it includes the aspects of technology and system state-of-the-art; material supply status; on-going research and players; materials specification targets for 2020/2030 and beyond. The assessment found that the performance of permanent magnets is the single item potentially to provide the most significant improvement in component specification, but that in order to achieve this perhaps new chemical components –based on rare earths, as currently, or not-will be necessary in order to achieve these high-performance magnets. The search for these new materials is stimulated by the current dependency of the world in a nearly-monopolistic supplier of rare earth elements. The assessment also concluded that the improvement of materials specifications is challenging but achievable in most areas, and a crucial aspect for the necessary cost reductions in wind energy production.

Roberto Lacal-Arántegui

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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San Diego Solar Panels Generate Clean Electricity Along with Clean Water |  

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Diego Solar Panels Generate Clean Electricity Along with Clean Diego Solar Panels Generate Clean Electricity Along with Clean Water San Diego Solar Panels Generate Clean Electricity Along with Clean Water May 26, 2010 - 12:11pm Addthis San Diego’s Otay Water Treatment Plant is generating clean electricity along with clean water, with a total capacity of 945 KW | Photo courtesy of SunEdison San Diego's Otay Water Treatment Plant is generating clean electricity along with clean water, with a total capacity of 945 KW | Photo courtesy of SunEdison Just north of the U.S.-Mexican border, San Diego's Otay Water Treatment Plant processes up to 34 million gallons of water a day. Thanks to the city's ambitious solar energy program, the facility may soon be able to do that with net zero electricity consumption. In early April, workers activated a 945-kW solar photovoltaic (PV) energy

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Aerodynamic effects on TLP type wind turbines and predictions of the electricity they generate  

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This research proposes a new offshore wind energy generation system that uses a tension ... and describes experiments performed on a TLP type wind turbine in both waves and wind. The following conclusions can be ...

Yasunori Nihei; Hiroyuki Fujioka

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wireless electricity (Power) transmission using solar based power satellite technology  

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In the near future due to extensive use of energy, limited supply of resources and the pollution in environment from present resources e.g. (wood, coal, fossil fuel) etc, alternative sources of energy and new ways to generate energy which are efficient, cost effective and produce minimum losses are of great concern. Wireless electricity (Power) transmission (WET) has become a focal point as research point of view and nowadays lies at top 10 future hot burning technologies that are under research these days. In this paper, we present the concept of transmitting power wirelessly to reduce transmission and distribution losses. The wired distribution losses are 70 – 75% efficient. We cannot imagine the world without electric power which is efficient, cost effective and produce minimum losses is of great concern. This paper tells us the benefits of using WET technology specially by using Solar based Power satellites (SBPS) and also focuses that how we make electric system cost effective, optimized and well organized. Moreover, attempts are made to highlight future issues so as to index some emerging solutions.

M Maqsood; M Nauman Nasir

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

179

Coupled optical and electrical modeling of solar cell based on conical pore silicon photonic crystals  

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Coupled optical and electrical modeling of solar cell based on conical pore silicon photonic://jap.aip.org/authors #12;Coupled optical and electrical modeling of solar cell based on conical pore silicon photonic, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7, Canada (Received 25 March 2013; accepted 27 May 2013

John, Sajeev

180

Particle acceleration and radiation by direct electric fields in flaring complex solar active regions  

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to connect the energy re- lease process with the acceleration of electrons in solar flares, using a CA modelParticle acceleration and radiation by direct electric fields in flaring complex solar active-Meudon, 92195 Meudon Cedex, FRANCE Abstract The acceleration and radiation of solar energetic particles

Anastasiadis, Anastasios

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Considerations Related to Connecting Solar Generating Facilities to the Electrical Grid  

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Considerations Related to Connecting Solar Generating Facilities to the Electrical Grid March 2011 voltages are nominally 4.5kv and 13 2kv The solar system must maintain voltageand 13.2kv. The solar system) or multiple sites (multiple leases, interconnect points, construction forces) Ground based, roof top (weight

Homes, Christopher C.

182

Solar Storm Risks for Maine and the New England Electric Grid,  

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Solar Storm Risks for Maine and the New England Electric Grid, and Potential Protective Measures.resilientsocieties.org #12;1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY A severe solar storm--a historical example being the Carrington Event of 1859 of the eastern United States. Severe solar storms--of the intensity of the 1921 New York Central Storm

Schrijver, Karel

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INTEGRATION OF HELIOCLIM-1 DATABASE INTO PV-GIS TO ESTIMATE SOLAR ELECTRICITY POTENTIAL IN AFRICA  

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INTEGRATION OF HELIOCLIM-1 DATABASE INTO PV-GIS TO ESTIMATE SOLAR ELECTRICITY POTENTIAL IN AFRICA T, the proper configuration of a PV system depends on the knowledge of solar resource, which, although generally service. The PV-GIS approach makes it possible to enhance the spatial resolution of the solar radiation

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Department of Electrical Engineering Spring 2011 Automated Solar Tracking Photovoltaic Array  

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system to align a solar panel toward the sun throughout the day while capable of charging USB devices to manufacture a portable, lightweight solar panel which will maximize efficiency for outdoor enthusiastsPENNSTATE Department of Electrical Engineering Spring 2011 Automated Solar Tracking Photovoltaic

Demirel, Melik C.

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2007 IEEE Canada Electrical Power Conference Solar Photovoltaic Array's Shadow Evaluation  

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2007 IEEE Canada Electrical Power Conference Solar Photovoltaic Array's Shadow Evaluation Using whether the maximum output power of the solar photovoltaic arrays under the system is sufficiently cost to include the effects of shadowing on solar PV the multilayer perceptrons feed forward network and the back

Lehman, Brad

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Overview and Challenges of Thin Film Solar Electric Technologies  

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and Challenges of Thin and Challenges of Thin Film Solar Electric Technologies H.S. Ullal Presented at the World Renewable Energy Congress X and Exhibition 2008 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom July 19-25, 2008 Conference Paper NREL/CP-520-43355 December 2008 NOTICE The submitted manuscript has been offered by an employee of the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ASE), a contractor of the US Government under Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308. Accordingly, the US Government and ASE retain a nonexclusive royalty-free license to publish or reproduce the published form of this contribution, or allow others to do so, for US Government purposes. This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government. Neither the United States government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any

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A review of the solar city concept and methods to assess rooftop solar electric potential, with an illustrative application to the city of Seoul  

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A review of the solar city concept and methods to assess rooftop solar electric potential Nam Kim b a Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP), 278 Graham Hall, University of Delaware 2014 Keywords: Solar city Photovoltaics Built environment Solar energy Peak shaving Urban solar

Delaware, University of

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Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Residential Solar and Wind Electricity  

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Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Residential Solar and Wind Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Residential Solar and Wind Electricity Sales (Maryland) Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Residential Solar and Wind Electricity Sales (Maryland) < Back Eligibility General Public/Consumer Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Wind Maximum Rebate None Program Info Start Date 07/01/2011 State Maryland Program Type Sales Tax Incentive Rebate Amount 100% exemption from sales and use tax Provider Revenue Administration Center In May 2011 Maryland enacted legislation providing a sales and use tax exemption for sales of electricity from qualifying solar energy and residential wind energy equipment to residential customers. In order to qualify for the exemption, the sale of electricity must be for residential

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New Hampshire Electric Co-Op - Solar Hot Water | Department of Energy  

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New Hampshire Electric Co-Op - Solar Hot Water New Hampshire Electric Co-Op - Solar Hot Water New Hampshire Electric Co-Op - Solar Hot Water < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Heating & Cooling Solar Water Heating Maximum Rebate $1,500 Program Info State New Hampshire Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount 20% of installed costs Provider New Hampshire Electric Co-Op New Hampshire Electric Co-Op (NHEC) offers rebates to residential customers who install qualified solar water-heating systems. The rebate is equal to 20% of installed system costs, with a maximum award of $1,500. Systems must be pre-approved, and installed in NHEC's service territory by a qualified installer. Program funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See the program web site listed above for more information, an application

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The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production  

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constrained load pockets, solar PV policies seldom if everFor a broad-based solar PV policy, the relevant question isexogenous to the solar PV subsidy policy, then it is more

Borenstein, Severin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermoelectrics Combined with Solar Concentration for Electrical and Thermal Cogeneration  

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for efficient energy production. Solar thermal plants, suchenergy production. It would require a substantial amount of land usage to install enough solar

Jackson, Philip Robert

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind and solar power electric generation to see strong growth...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Indexed Site

Short-Term Energy Outlook says the increase in wind power will be due to the new wind turbines coming online thanks to the federal production tax credit that was recently...

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The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production  

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Renew- ables”, The Electricity Journal, Volume 14 (2001),from Real-Time Retail Electricity Pricing: Bill VolatilityReal- Time Retail Electricity Pricing,” Energy Journal,28(

Borenstein, Severin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Solar Steam Nanobubbles  

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Solar Steam Nanobubbles ... The generated steam may also be used to drive a turbine directly for electricity generation. ... Furthermore, sputtering at gas–solid and gas–liquid interfaces may occur, and thermal desorption at the metal–water interface may affect the heat transfer as well. ...

Albert Polman

2013-01-02T23:59:59.000Z

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Wind and Solar-Electric (PV) Systems Exemption | Department of Energy  

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You are here You are here Home » Wind and Solar-Electric (PV) Systems Exemption Wind and Solar-Electric (PV) Systems Exemption < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Wind Maximum Rebate None Program Info State Minnesota Program Type Property Tax Incentive Rebate Amount Solar: 100% exemption from real property taxes Wind: 100% exemption from real and personal property taxes Provider Minnesota Department of Commerce Minnesota excludes the value added by solar-electric (PV) systems installed after January 1, 1992 from real property taxation. In addition all real and personal property of wind-energy systems is exempt from the state's property tax.* However, the land on which a PV or wind system is located remains taxable.

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Solar Circuitry  

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Solar Circuitry" with the Solar Powered Energy Kit Curriculum: Solar Power- (lightelectromagnetic radiation, electricity, circuitry, efficiency, energy transformation, subatomic...

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Wind turbine | Open Energy Information  

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turbine turbine Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Wind turbine: A machine that converts wind energy to mechanical energy; typically connected to a generator to produce electricity. Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle Contents 1 Types of Wind Turbines 1.1 Vertical Axis Wind Turbines 1.2 Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines 2 Wind Turbine Sizes 3 Components of a Wind Turbine 4 References Types of Wind Turbines There are two basic wind turbine designs: those with a vertical axis (sometimes referred to as VAWTs) and those with a horizontal axis (sometimes referred to as HAWTs). There are several manufacturers of vertical axis turbines, but they have not penetrated the "utility scale" (100 kW capacity and larger) market to the same degree as horizontal axis turbines.[1]

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Multijunction solar cells for conversion of concentrated sunlight to electricity  

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Solar-cell efficiencies have exceeded 40% in recent years. The keys to achieving these high efficiencies include: 1) use of multiple materials that span the solar spectrum, 2) growth...

Kurtz, Sarah; Geisz, John

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar Energy and Electric Utilities: Should They Be Interfaced?  

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...right). Comparisons among solar-assisted heat pump, storage, and conventional...principal advantages of the solar-assisted heat pump are the lower temper-ature...can be used to analyze the solar-assisted heat pump design. Fig-ure 2 presents...

Joseph G. Asbury; Ronald O. Mueller

1977-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

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Thermodynamic analysis of a closed-cycle, solar gas-turbine plant  

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Thermodynamic analysis of a closed-cycle, Brayton gas-turbine plant with a heat exchanger powered by the sun has been studied. A Brayton cycle is simpler than a Rankine cycle and has an advantage in places where water is scarce and expensive. A simple expression is derived for calculating the efficiency of the cycle in terms of the compression pressure ratio, the pressure loss coefficient and the ratio of the lower to higher temperature in the cycle with the efficiency of various components. The maximum permissible pressure loss coefficient has also been calculated.

P. Gandhidasan

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Protection of Solar Electric Car DC Motor with PIC Controller  

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The electric car may represent new opportunities for any country and its electric utilities. Widespread use of electric cars can reduce ... can be accomplished to a large extent during utility off-peak hours, ele...

Ahmed M. A. Haidar; Ramdan Razali; Ahmed Abdalla…

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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S/EV 92 (Solar and Electric Vehicles): Proceedings. Volume 1  

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Volume I of these proceedings presents current research on solar and electric powered vehicles. Both fundamental and advanced concepts concerning electric vehicles are presented. The use of photovoltaic cells in electric vehicles and in a broader sense as a means of power generation are discussed. Information on electric powered fleets and races is included. And policy and regulations, especially pertaining to air quality and air pollution abatement are presented.

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1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analyzing and simulating the variability of solar irradiance and solar PV powerplants  

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in spatially dispersed wind turbine systems, Solar energy. ,Smoothing effects of distributed wind turbines. Part 2.power output of distant wind turbines, Wind Energy, 7 (2004)

Lave, Matthew S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Enhancement of a Graphene-Zinc Phosphide Solar Cell Using the Electric Field-Effect  

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Performance Enhancement of a Graphene-Zinc Phosphide Solar Cell Using the Electric Field, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, United States Material Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, United States § Department of Applied Physics

Javey, Ali

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Design of Nanostructured Solar Cells Using Coupled Optical and Electrical Modeling  

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Design of Nanostructured Solar Cells Using Coupled Optical and Electrical Modeling Michael G of Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, United States Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, United States

Atwater, Harry

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Energy Department Announces $15 Million to Integrate Affordable Solar Energy into Nation’s Electrical Grid  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Supporting the goals of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $15 million in available funding to help integrate distributed, on-site solar energy systems into the nation’s electrical grid.

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Combined Operation of Solar Energy Source Heat Pump, Low-vale Electricity and Floor Radiant System  

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solar energy, low-vale electricity as heat sources in a floor radiant system are analyzed. This paper presents a new heat pump system and discusses its operational modes in winter....

Liu, G.; Guo, Z.; Hu, S.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Minnesota Power - Solar-Electric (PV) Rebate Program | Department of Energy  

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Minnesota Power - Solar-Electric (PV) Rebate Program Minnesota Power - Solar-Electric (PV) Rebate Program Minnesota Power - Solar-Electric (PV) Rebate Program < Back Eligibility Commercial Industrial Residential Savings Category Solar Buying & Making Electricity Maximum Rebate $20,000 or 60% of installed costs, including Minnesota Made, NABCEP, and Nonprofit bonuses Energy Efficiency Bonus: $5,000 or or 15% of installed costs One rebate per customer per year Program Info Start Date 2004 Expiration Date 12/31/2013 State Minnesota Program Type Utility Rebate Program Rebate Amount Base Rebate: $1,000/kilowatt DC Minnesota Made Bonus: $800/kilowatt NABCEP Bonus: $800/kilowatt Nonprofit Bonus: $500/kilowatt Energy Efficiency Bonus: $800/kilowatt Provider Minnesota Power Minnesota Power offers a rebate of $1,000 per kilowatt (kW) DC for

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Aerosols for Concentrating Solar Electricity Production Forecasts: Requirement Quantification and ECMWF/MACC Aerosol Forecast Assessment  

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The potential for transferring a larger share of our energy supply toward renewable energy is a widely discussed goal in society, economics, environment, and climate-related programs. For a larger share of electricity to come from fluctuating solar and ...

Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt; Armel Oumbe; Angela Benedetti; Jean-Jacques Morcrette

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optical, electrical, and solar energy-conversion properties of gallium arsenide nanowire-array  

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Optical, electrical, and solar energy-conversion properties of gallium arsenide nanowire, and will aid in the design and optimization of nanowire-based systems for solar energy-conversion applications, and the photoelectrochemical energy-conversion properties of GaAs nanowire arrays were evaluated in contact with one

Zhou, Chongwu

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EIS-0416: Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, San Bernardino County, California  

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This EIS analyzes DOE's decision to support a proposal from Solar Partners I, II, IV, and VIII, limited liability corporations formed by BrightSource Energy (BrightSource), to construct and operate a solar thermal electric generating facility in San Bernardino County, California on BLM Land.

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Focused ion beam specimen preparation for electron holography of electrically biased thin film solar cells  

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, biased TEM specimen, thin film solar cell, FIB Thin films of hydrogenated Si (Si:H) can be used as active for electron holography of a thin film solar cell using conventional lift-out specimen preparation and a homeFocused ion beam specimen preparation for electron holography of electrically biased thin film

Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E.

213

Photo-Ionic Cells: Two Solutions to Store Solar Energy and Generate Electricity on Demand  

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Photo-Ionic Cells: Two Solutions to Store Solar Energy and Generate Electricity on Demand ... potential of solar energy all over the world is many times larger than the current total primary energy demanded. ... The magnitudes of the free energies derived from formal potentials are detd. ...

Manuel A. Méndez; Pekka Peljo; Micheál D. Scanlon; Heron Vrubel; Hubert H. Girault

2014-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

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Homeowners Guide to Leasing a Solar Electric System (Brochure...  

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1 For more information on financing options, visit: http:www1.eere.energy.gov solarpdfs48969.pdf NREL's solar deployment and market transformation assist...

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New Ulm Public Utilities- Solar Electric Rebate Program  

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New Ulm Public Utilities provides solar photovoltaic (PV) rebates for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Rebates are for $1 per nameplate watt, and customers must sign a net...

216

The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production  

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World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Volumeof Solar Photovoltaic Cells”, Center for the Study of EnergyPhotovoltaic Subsidies? ” Center for the Study of Energy

Borenstein, Severin

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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High-Performance with Solar Electric Reduced Peak Demand: Premier...  

Energy Savers (EERE)

Rancho Cordoba, CA More Documents & Publications High-Performance Home Technologies: Solar Thermal & Photovoltaic Systems; Volume 6 Building America Best Practices Series Zero...

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Concentrating Solar Power Resources and Technologies | Department of Energy  

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Concentrating Solar Power Resources and Technologies Concentrating Solar Power Resources and Technologies Concentrating Solar Power Resources and Technologies October 7, 2013 - 11:47am Addthis Photo of a CSP dish glistening in the sun. Multiple solar mirrors reflect sunlight onto a collector. CSP systems concentrate solar heat onto a collector, which powers a turbine to generate electricity. This page provides a brief overview of concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies supplemented by specific information to apply CSP within the Federal sector. Overview Concentrating solar power technologies produce electricity by concentrating the sun's energy using reflective devices, such as troughs or mirror panels, to reflect sunlight onto a receiver. The resulting high-temperature heat is used to power a conventional turbine to produce electricity.

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A.W. Blakers, 'Solar and Wind Electricity in Australia', Australian Journal of Environmental Management, Vol 7, pp 223-236, 2000 SOLAR AND WIND ELECTRICITY IN AUSTRALIA  

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environmental impact associated with the construction of what amounts to a coastal hydro scheme. Solar energy.blakers@anu.edu.au Abstract This paper examines the renewable generation of electricity in Australia from photovoltaics (PV environmental impacts even when deployed on very large scales. They are the only fully sustainable technologies

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Advanced Methods for Incorporating Solar Energy Technologies into Electric Sector Capacity-Expansion Models: Literature Review and Analysis  

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Because solar power is a rapidly growing component of the electricity system, robust representations of solar technologies should be included in capacity-expansion models. This is a challenge because modeling the electricity system--and, in particular, modeling solar integration within that system--is a complex endeavor. This report highlights the major challenges of incorporating solar technologies into capacity-expansion models and shows examples of how specific models address those challenges. These challenges include modeling non-dispatchable technologies, determining which solar technologies to model, choosing a spatial resolution, incorporating a solar resource assessment, and accounting for solar generation variability and uncertainty.

Sullivan, P.; Eurek, K.; Margolis, R.

2014-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New, Cost-Competitive Solar Plants for Electric Utilities  

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Amonix to develop its 7700 Amonix to develop its 7700 system, which drastically reduces the requirement for costly solar cells by using Fresnel lenses to concentrate sunlight 500 times onto small, highly efficient photovoltaic cells. This reduces the cell area so that expensive solar cell materials can be replaced with inexpensive plastic lenses. Amonix Inc. (Torrance, CA), founded in 1989, develops and

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Distributed Solar PV for Electricity System Resiliency: Policy and Regulatory Considerations (Brochure)  

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Distributed Solar PV systems have the potential of increasing the grid's resiliency to unforeseen events, such as extreme weather events and attacks. This paper presents the role that distributed PV can play in electric grid resiliency, introduces basic system design requirements and options, and discusses the regulatory and policy options for supporting the use of distributed PV for the purpose of increased electricity resiliency.

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2014-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Solar Photovoltaics for Electric Vehicle Charging: Regulatory and Policy Considerations (Brochure)  

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Increasing demand for electric vehicle (EV) charging provides an opportunity for market expansion of distributed solar technology. A major barrier to the current deployment of solar technology for EV charging is a lack of clear information for policy makers, utilities and potential adopters. This paper introduces the pros and cons of EV charging during the day versus at night, summarizes the benefits and grid implications of combining solar and EV charging technologies, and offers some regulatory and policy options available to policy makers and regulators wanting to incentivize solar EV charging.

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2014-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Converting Solar Radiation to Electric Power in Mexico  

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The generation of electric power for supplying the populations of large cities is effected at an elevated cost, given that this cost does not include solely the price of generating the electric power itself, i...

Antonio Jimenez Gonzalez; Aaron Sanchez-Juarez…

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of internal electric field on InAs/GaAs quantum dot solar cells  

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We studied time-resolved carrier recombination in InAs/GaAs quantum dot (QD) solar cells. The electric field in a p-i-n diode structure spatially separates photoexcited carriers in QDs, strongly affecting the conversion efficiency of intermediate-band solar cells. The radiative decay lifetime is dramatically reduced in a strong electric field (193?kV/cm) by efficient recombination due to strong carrier localization in each QD and significant tunneling-assisted electron escape. Conversely, an electric field of the order of 10?kV/cm maintains electronic coupling in the stacked QDs and diminishes tunneling-assisted electron escape.

Kasamatsu, Naofumi; Kada, Tomoyuki; Hasegawa, Aiko; Harada, Yukihiro; Kita, Takashi [Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe 657-8501 (Japan)

2014-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

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Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility Resource Planning  

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Today's utility planners have a different market and economic context than their predecessors, including planning for the growth of renewable energy. State and federal support policies, solar photovoltaic (PV) price declines, and the introduction of new business models for solar PV 'ownership' are leading to increasing interest in solar technologies (especially PV); however, solar introduces myriad new variables into the utility resource planning decision. Most, but not all, utility planners have less experience analyzing solar than conventional generation as part of capacity planning, portfolio evaluation, and resource procurement decisions. To begin to build this knowledge, utility staff expressed interest in one effort: utility exchanges regarding data, methods, challenges, and solutions for incorporating solar in the planning process. Through interviews and a questionnaire, this report aims to begin this exchange of information and capture utility-provided information about: 1) how various utilities approach long-range resource planning; 2) methods and tools utilities use to conduct resource planning; and, 3) how solar technologies are considered in the resource planning process.

Sterling, J.; McLaren, J.; Taylor, M.; Cory, K.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Simulations of the Energy Performance of a Solar Photovoltaic Residence and Hybrid Electric Automobile in Fresno, California  

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JSR Associates has designed an integrated system incorporating a solar photovoltaic residence and hybrid electric auto that (1) collects, converts, stores, and distributes incident solar energy on the residenc...

J. S. Reuyl; R. D. Schutt

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Hydrogen Turbines | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Hydrogen Turbines Hydrogen Turbines Hydrogen Turbines Hydrogen Turbines The Turbines of Tomorrow Combustion (gas) turbines are key components of advanced systems designed for new electric power plants in the United States. With gas turbines, power plants will supply clean, increasingly fuel-efficient, and relatively low-cost energy. Typically, a natural gas-fired combustion turbine-generator operating in a "simple cycle" converts between 25 and 35 percent of the natural gas heating value to useable electricity. Today, most new smaller power plants also install a recuperator to capture waste heat from the turbine's exhaust to preheat combustion air and boost efficiencies. In most of the new larger plants, a "heat recovery steam generator" is installed to recover waste

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Off-design performance of solar Centaur-40 gas turbine engine using Simulink  

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In the present study, a Simulink model based on Matlab software is used to calculate the off-design running point for single shaft Centaur 40 power generation gas turbine engine. The off-design calculations comprise two models, the first is the operation during engine starting (from 65% to 100% speed, no load) while the other is the engine operation during the loading (constant speed of 100%). For starting model the baseline parameter is the engine speed while the net power is the baseline parameter in the case of loading operation. Herein, the component characteristics maps, the air and air/fuel mixture properties as functions of temperature and the engine design point parameters are introduced to the calculating program. Because of the lack of real component characteristics, scaling law is followed to adapt these characteristics. The loading operation results are then compared with the field results to check the validity of Simulink model. Also the effects of the ambient temperature on the engine performance parameters at the design condition are investigated.

M.H. Gobran

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Distributed Solar PV for Electricity System Resiliency: Policy...  

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supply. Members of the community installed a total of 700 kW of distributed rooftop solar capacity. CES units were added at the substation and distribution circuits, along with...

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How Three Retail Buyers Source Large-Scale Solar Electricity  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Large-scale, non-utility solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) are still a rarity despite the growing popularity of PPAs across the country. In this webinar, participants will learn more about how...

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Gas-Turbine Propulsion in a Naval Vessel  

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... Messrs. Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Co., Ltd., Trafford Park, Manchester, have installed gas- ...gas-turbine ...

1947-09-20T23:59:59.000Z

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How Do Wind Turbines Work?  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Instead of using electricity to make wind, like a fan, wind turbines use wind to make electricity. The wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity.

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Proceedings of the 12th Sede Boker Symposium on Solar Electricity Production 3 February 23-24, 2004  

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Electricity Production February 23-24, 2004 2. Solar operated organic Rankine cycle units for 0.2 to 10 MWe

Prigozhin, Leonid

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Solar Trough Organic Rankine Electricity System (STORES) Stage 1: Power Plant Optimization and Economics; November 2000 -- May 2005  

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Report regarding a Stage 1 Study to further develop the concept of the Solar Trough Organic Rankine Cycle Electricity Systems (STORES).

Prabhu, E.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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Power Plant Solar Power Ideal Gas Turbine Topping Braytonefficiency of a solar power plant with gas-turbine toppingfor a solar power plant with Brayton-cycle gas turbine

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Treatment of Solar Generation in Electric Utility Resource Planning (Presentation)  

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Today's utility planners have a different market and economic context than their predecessors, including planning for the growth of renewable energy. Through interviews and a questionnaire, the authors gathered information on utility supply planning and how solar is represented. Utilities were asked to provide their resource planning process details, key assumptions (e.g. whether DG is represented as supply or negative load), modeling methodology (e.g. type of risk analytics and candidate portfolio development), capacity expansion and production simulation model software, and solar project representation (project size, capacity value and integration cost adder). This presentation aims to begin the exchange of information between utilities, regulators and other stakeholders by capturing utility-provided information about: 1) how various utilities approach long-range resource planning; 2) methods and tools utilities use to conduct resource planning; and, 3) how solar technologies are considered in the resource planning process.

Cory, K.; Sterling, J.; Taylor, M.; McLaren, J.

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposal for the Award of a Contract for the Supply and Installation of a gas Turbine for Combined Generation of Electricity and Heat in the Heating Plant on the Meyrin Site  

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Proposal for the Award of a Contract for the Supply and Installation of a gas Turbine for Combined Generation of Electricity and Heat in the Heating Plant on the Meyrin Site

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

239

Hermetic turbine generator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A Rankine cycle turbine drives an electric generator and a feed pump, all on a single shaft, and all enclosed within a hermetically sealed case. The shaft is vertically oriented with the turbine exhaust directed downward and the shaft is supported on hydrodynamic fluid film bearings using the process fluid as lubricant and coolant. The selection of process fluid, type of turbine, operating speed, system power rating, and cycle state points are uniquely coordinated to achieve high turbine efficiency at the temperature levels imposed by the recovery of waste heat from the more prevalent industrial processes.

Meacher, John S. (Ballston Lake, NY); Ruscitto, David E. (Ballston Spa, NY)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

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Power Plant Solar Power Ideal Gas Turbine Topping Braytonwill require higher parasitic power for gas circulation. Theefficiency of a solar power plant with gas-turbine topping

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF A SULFUR OXIDE CHEMICAL HEAT STORAGE PROCESS FOR A STEAM SOLAR ELECTRIC PLANT  

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IOUT *MEBP *STC(QAAN. R )-STEAM TURBINE CALC. ~ETFQMIN~5 ST~KJ/S) 1JC. /(GROSS STEAM TURBINE POWER PRODUCTION) STEA~ GENprogram then prints the steam turbine results. All flows in

Dayan, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Combined Heat and Power Plant Steam Turbine  

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Combined Heat and Power Plant Steam Turbine Steam Turbine Chiller Campus Heat Load Steam (recovered waste heat) Gas Turbine University Substation High Pressure Natural Gas Campus Electric Load Southern Generator Heat Recovery Alternative Uses: 1. Campus heating load 2. Steam turbine chiller to campus cooling

Rose, Michael R.

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Clean Energy State Program Guide: Mainstreaming Solar Electricity Strategies for States to Build Local Markets  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

A PV mapping tool visually represents a specific site and calculates PV system size and projected electricity production. This report identifies the commercially available solar mapping tools and thoroughly summarizes the source data type and resolution, the visualization software program being used, user inputs, calculation methodology and algorithms, map outputs, and development costs for each map.

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Photochemical Conversion of Solar Energy into Electrical Energy in an Eosin–Mannose System  

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Solar energy has been converted into electrical energy using an eosin–mannose system in a ... and 67.20 ?W, respectively. The observed conversion efficiency was 0.6461% and the fill factor was 0.3739 against an a...

Mukesh Kumar Bhimwal; K. M. Gangotri

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SOLAR WIND ELECTRIC FIELDS IN THE ION CYCLOTRON FREQUENCY RANGE P. J. Kellogg,1  

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SOLAR WIND ELECTRIC FIELDS IN THE ION CYCLOTRON FREQUENCY RANGE P. J. Kellogg,1 S. D. Bale,2 F. S wind in the region near the ion cyclotron frequency of protons, larger than the force due to magnetic fluctuations. They provide sufficient velocity- space diffusion or heating to counteract conservation

California at Berkeley, University of

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Artificial neural network based models for forecasting electricity generation of grid connected solar PV power plant  

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This paper presents an artificial neural network (ANN) approach for forecasting the performance of electric energy generated output from a working 25-kWp grid connected solar PV system and a 100-kWp grid connected PV system installed at Minicoy Island of Union Territory of Lakshadweep Islands. The ANN interpolates among the solar PV generation output and relevant parameters such as solar radiation, module temperature and clearness index. In this study, three ANN models are implemented and validated with reasonable accuracy on real electric energy generation output data. The first model is univariate based on solar radiation and the output values. The second model is a multivariate model based on module temperature along with solar radiation. The third model is also a multivariate model based on module temperature, solar radiation and clearness index. A forecasting performance measure such as percentage root mean square error has been presented for each model. The second model, which gives the most accurate results, has been used in forecasting the generation output for another PV system with similar accuracy.

Imtiaz Ashraf; A. Chandra

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

247

Radioisotope electric propulsion of sciencecraft to the outer solar system and near-interstellar space  

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Recent results are presented in the study of radioisotope electric propulsion as a near-term technology for sending small robotic sciencecraft to the outer Solar System and near-interstellar space. Radioisotope electric propulsion (REP) systems are low-thrust, ion propulsion units based on radioisotope electric generators and ion thrusters. Powerplant specific masses are expected to be in the range of 100 to 200 kg/kW of thrust power. Planetary rendezvous missions to Pluto, fast missions to the heliopause (100 AU) with the capability to decelerate an orbiter for an extended science program and prestellar missions to the first gravitational lens focus of the Sun (550 AU) are investigated.

Noble, R.J.

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Deposition of Alternative (Syngas) Fuels on Turbine Blades with Film Cooling  

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ACERC ACERC Dr. Jeffrey Bons and Dr. Thomas Fletcher BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY SCIES Project 05-01-SR-120 with support from General Electric, Siemens-Westinghouse, Solar Turbines, Praxair UTSR Peer Workshop III, Clemson University, SC Oct. 18-20, 2005 Deposition of Alternative ( Deposition of Alternative ( Syngas Syngas ) Fuels on ) Fuels on Turbine Blades with Film Cooling Turbine Blades with Film Cooling Alternate fuels (e.g. coal, petcoke, and biomass) are being cons Alternate fuels (e.g. coal, petcoke, and biomass) are being cons idered to idered to produce produce syngas syngas fuels to replace natural gas in power turbines fuels to replace natural gas in power turbines Despite gas cleanup, small levels of airborne particulate (e.g. Despite gas cleanup, small levels of airborne particulate (e.g. 0.1 0.1 ppmw

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Evaluation of distributed building thermal energy storage in conjunction with wind and solar electric power generation  

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Abstract Energy storage is often seen as necessary for the electric utility systems with large amounts of solar or wind power generation to compensate for the inability to schedule these facilities to match power demand. This study looks at the potential to use building thermal energy storage as a load shifting technology rather than traditional electric energy storage. Analyses are conducted using hourly electric load, temperature, wind speed, and solar radiation data for a 5-state central U.S. region in conjunction with simple computer simulations and economic models to evaluate the economic benefit of distributed building thermal energy storage (TES). The value of the TES is investigated as wind and solar power generation penetration increases. In addition, building side and smart grid enabled utility side storage management strategies are explored and compared. For a relative point of comparison, batteries are simulated and compared to TES. It is found that cooling TES value remains approximately constant as wind penetration increases, but generally decreases with increasing solar penetration. It is also clearly shown that the storage management strategy is vitally important to the economic value of TES; utility side operating methods perform with at least 75% greater value as compared to building side management strategies. In addition, TES compares fairly well against batteries, obtaining nearly 90% of the battery value in the base case; this result is significant considering TES can only impact building thermal loads, whereas batteries can impact any electrical load. Surprisingly, the value of energy storage does not increase substantially with increased wind and solar penetration and in some cases it decreases. This result is true for both TES and batteries and suggests that the tie between load shifting energy storage and renewable electric power generation may not be nearly as strong as typically thought.

Byron W. Jones; Robert Powell

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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If I generate 20 percent of my national electricity from wind and solar -  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

If I generate 20 percent of my national electricity from wind and solar - If I generate 20 percent of my national electricity from wind and solar - what does it do to my GDP and Trade Balance ? Home > Groups > DOE Wind Vision Community I think that the economics of fossil fuesl are well understood. Some gets to find the fuel and sell it. The fuel and all associated activities factor into the economic equation of the nation and the wrold. What is the economics of generating 20 percent of my total capacity from say wind? And all of it replaces coal powered electricty ? What happended to GDP ? Is the economy a net gain or net loss ? The value of the electricity came into the system, but no coal is bought or sold. Submitted by Jamespr on 6 May, 2013 - 17:46 0 answers Groups Menu You must login in order to post into this group.

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Study of Linear Equivalent Circuits of Electromechanical Systems for Turbine Generator Units.  

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??The thesis utilizes the analogy in dynamic equations between a mechanical and an electrical system to convert the steam-turbine, micro-turbine, wind-turbine and hydro-turbine generator mechanical… (more)

Tsai, Chia-Chun

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Portable Expert System for Gas Turbine Maintenance  

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Combustion turbines for electric power generation and industrial applications have steadily increased in size, efficiency and prominence. The newest class of gas turbine-generators coming into service will deliver 150 megawatts, with turbine inlet...

Quentin, G. H.

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Solar Power: Using Photovoltaics to Preserve California's Electricity Capacity Reserves  

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The California Power Authority (CPA) is committed to increasing the use of renewable energy supplies--such as photovoltaics and wind--as a hedge against price fluctuations of electricity and natural gas. The CPA wants to own and operate an adequate supply of reserve generation that: - Can be deployed quickly in response to severe summer peak loads, unexpected loss of base and intermediate generation units, and failure of critical transmission facilities; - Will minimize the reliance on spot market purchases during periods when the State is most vulnerable to price gouging from private generators.

Herig, C..

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Single rotor turbine engine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

There has been invented a turbine engine with a single rotor which cools the engine, functions as a radial compressor, pushes air through the engine to the ignition point, and acts as an axial turbine for powering the compressor. The invention engine is designed to use a simple scheme of conventional passage shapes to provide both a radial and axial flow pattern through the single rotor, thereby allowing the radial intake air flow to cool the turbine blades and turbine exhaust gases in an axial flow to be used for energy transfer. In an alternative embodiment, an electric generator is incorporated in the engine to specifically adapt the invention for power generation. Magnets are embedded in the exhaust face of the single rotor proximate to a ring of stationary magnetic cores with windings to provide for the generation of electricity. In this alternative embodiment, the turbine is a radial inflow turbine rather than an axial turbine as used in the first embodiment. Radial inflow passages of conventional design are interleaved with radial compressor passages to allow the intake air to cool the turbine blades.

Platts, David A. (Los Alamos, NM)

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Concentrating Solar Power Program Technology Overview (Fact Sheet)  

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Concentrating solar power systems use the heat from the sun's rays to generate electricity. Reflective surfaces concentrate the sun's rays up to 10,000 times to heat a receiver filled with a heat-exchange fluid, such as oil. The heated fluid is then used to generate electricity in a steam turbine or heat engine. Mechanical drives slowly turn the reflective surfaces during the day to keep the solar radiation focused on the receiver.

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2001-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SENSIBLE HEAT STORAGE FOR A SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANT  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

the Performance of Steam Turbine Generators 16.500 KWPeriod, hours Steam Turbine Beat Rate, Discharging, !! WGeneral Electric Company, Steam Turbine-Generator Products

Baldwin, Thomas F.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentrating solar power | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Concentrating solar power Concentrating solar power (Redirected from Concentrating Solar Power) Jump to: navigation, search Concentrating Solar Power Basics (The following text is derived from NREL's concentrating solar power information page.)[1] Concentrating solar power (CSP) offers a utility-scale, firm, dispatchable renewable energy option that can help meet our nation's demand for electricity. CSP plants produce power by first using mirrors to focus sunlight to heat a working fluid. Ultimately, this high-temperature fluid is used to spin a turbine or power an engine that drives a generator. And the final product is electricity. Smaller CSP systems can be located directly where the power is needed. Larger, utility-scale CSP applications provide hundreds of megawatts of electricity for the power grid. Both linear concentrator and power tower

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Concentrating solar power | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Concentrating solar power Concentrating solar power (Redirected from - Concentrating Solar Power) Jump to: navigation, search Concentrating Solar Power Basics (The following text is derived from NREL's concentrating solar power information page.)[1] Concentrating solar power (CSP) offers a utility-scale, firm, dispatchable renewable energy option that can help meet our nation's demand for electricity. CSP plants produce power by first using mirrors to focus sunlight to heat a working fluid. Ultimately, this high-temperature fluid is used to spin a turbine or power an engine that drives a generator. And the final product is electricity. Smaller CSP systems can be located directly where the power is needed. Larger, utility-scale CSP applications provide hundreds of megawatts of electricity for the power grid. Both linear concentrator and power tower

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Steam Path Audits on Industrial Steam Turbines  

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steam Path Audits on Industrial steam Turbines DOUGLAS R. MITCHELL. ENGINEER. ENCOTECH, INC., SCHENECTADY, NEW YORK ABSTRACT The electric utility industry has benefitted from steam path audits on steam turbines for several years. Benefits... not extend the turbine outage. To assure that all of the turbine audit data are available, the audit engineer must be at the turbine site the day the steam path is first exposed. A report of the opening audit findings is generated to describe the as...

Mitchell, D. R.

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Definition: Concentrating solar power | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Dictionary.png Dictionary.png Concentrating solar power Technologies that use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat. This thermal energy can then be used to produce electricity via a steam turbine or heat engine that drives a generator.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition . ]] File:El-v-01 ubt. jpeg Sustainable energy Renewable energy Anaerobic digestion Hydroelectricity · Geothermal Microgeneration · Solar Tidal · Wave · Wind Energy conservation Cogeneration · Energy efficiency Geothermal heat pump Green building · Passive Solar Sustainable transport Plug-in hybrids · Electric vehicles File:Terra- edge blur. png Environment Portal v · d · e Concentrated solar power (also called concentrating solar power, concentrated solar thermal, and CSP) systems use

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SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAM: CHAPTER FROM THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ANNUAL REPORT 1979  

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A. Pfeiffhofer • . Solar Heated Gas Turbine Process UsingLynn, and A. Foss, "A solar heated gas-turbine process usingLynn, and A. Foss, "A solar-heated gas-turbine process using

Authors, Various

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generating Resources Combined Cycle Combustion Turbine  

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turbine (s) Heat recovery steam generator (s) - HRSG with or without duct firing Natural gas supply11/17/2014 1 Generating Resources Combined Cycle Combustion Turbine Utility Scale Solar PV Steven doing recently around two key supply-side resource technologies 1. Combined Cycle Combustion Turbine

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Supply Curves for Rooftop Solar PV-Generated Electricity for the United States  

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A0-44073 A0-44073 November 2008 Supply Curves for Rooftop Solar PV-Generated Electricity for the United States Paul Denholm and Robert Margolis Supply Curves for Rooftop Solar PV-Generated Electricity for the United States Paul Denholm and Robert Margolis Prepared under Task No. PVB7.6301 Technical Report NREL/TP-6A0-44073 November 2008 National Renewable Energy Laboratory 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401-3393 303-275-3000 * www.nrel.gov NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC Contract No. DE-AC36-08-GO28308 NOTICE This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States government.

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Barriers to commercialization of large-scale solar electricity: Lessions learned from the LUZ experience  

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This report discusses the economic and policy factors leading to the initial successful introduction of Luz International Limited`s Solar Electric Generating Systems (SEGS). It then addresses the wide range of barriers to continued SEGS commercialization, including state and federal tax policy, avoided cost energy pricing, artificial size limitations under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), the loss of effectiveness of PURPA itself, the lack of incentives available to utilities as owners of solar electric plants, and the limited ways in which the environmental benefits of this technology have been recognized. The way in which each of these barriers contributed to the suspension of new LUZ projects is highlighted. In addition, mitigation approaches to each of these barriers are suggested.

Lotker, M. [Lotker (Michael), Westlake Village, CA (United States)

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar and wind resource complementarity: Advancing options for renewable electricity integration in Ontario, Canada  

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In Ontario (Canada), the integration of renewable power is a priority policy goal. Since 2004, the circumstances under which the integration of renewable power is evaluated have changed due to successive changes in price as well as concerns that its over-production may add to grid congestion. This research investigates the value of increasing complementarity (both proximate and geographically dispersed) of wind and solar resources as a means by which electricity planners and researchers might advance electricity sustainability in Ontario. More specifically, this paper asks the following questions: 1) Does the combination of solar and wind resources in selected locations in Ontario serve to ‘smooth out’ power production, i.e., decrease instances of both high and low values, as compared to either resource producing individually? 2) Can this ‘smoothness’ be further improved by dispersing these resources geographically amongst locations? and 3) Does increasing the number of locations with solar and wind resources further ‘smooth out’ power production? Three years (2003–2005) of synchronous, hourly measurements of solar irradiance and wind speeds from Environment Canada’s Canadian Weather Energy and Engineering Data Sets (CWEEDS) are used to derive dimensionless indices for four locations in Ontario (Toronto, Wiarton, Sault Ste. Marie and Ottawa). These indices are used to develop three transparent and accessible methods of analysis: (1) graphical representation; (2) percentile ranking; and (3) using a theoretical maximum as a proxy for capacity. The article concludes that the combination of solar and wind within locations and amongst two locations improves ‘smoothness’ in power production, as compared to when each resource is produced on its own; moreover, it is further improved once more than two resources and two locations are combined. However, there is neither further benefit, nor drawback, associated with the geographic dispersion of complementarity between solar in one location and wind in another, when compared to both resources in one location.

Christina E. Hoicka; Ian H. Rowlands

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Outdoor testing of advanced optical materials for solar thermal electric applications  

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The development of low-cost, durable advanced optical materials is an important element in making solar energy viable for electricity production. It is important to determine the expected lifetime of candidate reflector materials in real-world service conditions. The demonstration of the optical durability of such materials in outdoor environments is critical to the successful commercialization of solar thermal electric technologies. For many years optical performance data have been collected and analyzed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for candidate reflector materials subjected to simulated outdoor exposure conditions. Much of this testing is accelerated in order to predict service durability. Some outdoor testing has occurred but not in a systematic manner. To date, simulated/accelerated testing has been limited correlation with actual outdoor exposure testing. Such a correlation is desirable to provide confidence in lifetime predictions based upon accelerated weathering methods. To obtain outdoor exposure data for realistic environments and to establish a data base for correlating simulated/accelerated outdoor exposure data with actual outdoor exposure data, the development of an expanded outdoor testing program has recently been initiated by NREL. Several outdoor test sites will be selected based on the solar climate, potential for solar energy utilization by industry, and cost of installation. Test results are site dependent because exposure conditions vary with geographical location. The importance of this program to optical materials development is outlined, and the process used to determine and establish the outdoor test sites is described. Candidate material identification and selection is also discussed. 10 refs.

Wendelin, T.J.; Jorgensen, G.; Goggin, R.M.

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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3/5/2014 TinyMicro Wind Turbines Generate Electricity| New Energyand Fuel http://newenergyandfuel.com/http:/newenergyandfuel/com/2014/01/16/tiny-micro-wind-turbines-generate-electricity/ 1/12  

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Geothermal Heat Harvesting Hydro Power Generation Lighting Materials Money and Finance Ocean Tide & Current Coal Diesel Gasoline Natural Gas #1 Stock to Buy Right Now Top-Rated Generator Pros Wind Turbine Tech Classes Tri-Fuel Generators 10KW Generator- $939 www.generatordepot... Portable, Elec. Start, Warranty All-Power

Chiao, Jung-Chih

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Reliable, Efficient and Cost-Effective Electric Power Converter for Small Wind Turbines Based on AC-link Technology  

SciTech Connect

Grid-tied inverter power electronics have been an Achilles heel of the small wind industry, providing opportunity for new technologies to provide lower costs, greater efficiency, and improved reliability. The small wind turbine market is also moving towards the 50-100kW size range. The unique AC-link power conversion technology provides efficiency, reliability, and power quality advantages over existing technologies, and Princeton Power will adapt prototype designs used for industrial asynchronous motor control to a 50kW small wind turbine design.

Darren Hammell; Mark Holveck; DOE Project Officer - Keith Bennett

2006-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimal Sizing of Energy Storage System in Solar Energy Electric Vehicle Using Genetic Algorithm and Neural Network  

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Owing to sun’s rays distributing randomly and discontinuously and load fluctuation, energy storage system is very important in Solar Energy Electric Vehicle (SEEV). The combinatorial optimization ... and neural n...

Shiqiong Zhou; Longyun Kang; MiaoMiao Cheng…

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot Vision Study: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Potential for U.S. Solar Electricity Generation (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

The SunShot Vision Study provides the most comprehensive assessment to date of the potential for solar technologies to meet a significant share of electricity demand in the United States during the next several decades.

Not Available

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Influence of CdTe thickness on structural and electrical properties of CdTe/CdS solar cells  

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Influence of CdTe thickness on structural and electrical properties of CdTe/CdS solar cells A a b s t r a c ta r t i c l e i n f o Available online xxxx Keywords: Solar cells CdCl2 CdTe Thin absorbers Due to its high scalability and low production cost, CdTe solar cells have shown a very strong

Romeo, Alessandro

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New top layer reduces the"wiggle"that degrades the conversion of light to electricity in solar cells by absorbing  

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New top layer reduces the"wiggle"that degrades the conversion of light to electricity in solar cells by absorbing light within a specific wavelength. Today's thin-film solar cells could not function light to pass through to the cell's active layers. Until recently, TCOs were seen as a necessary

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Did geomagnetic activity challenge electric power reliability during solar cycle 23? Evidence from the PJM regional transmission  

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Did geomagnetic activity challenge electric power reliability during solar cycle 23? Evidence from of America, Washington, DC, 20064 USA Chris.StCyr@nasa.gov #12;Abstract During Solar Cycle 22, a very intense geomagnetic storm on 13 March 1989 contributed to the collapse of the Hydro-Quebec power system in Canada

Schrijver, Karel

274

Revenue Maximization of Electricity Generation for a Wind Turbine Integrated with a Compressed Air Energy Storage System  

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controller is developed for a Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) system integrated with a wind turbine storage vessel. The storage vessel contains both liquid and compressed air at the same pressure. Energy significant reduction in generation costs. Among all different types of energy storage approaches, compressed

Li, Perry Y.

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Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Electrical Machines Paper ID 1434 DFIG-Based Wind Turbine Fault Diagnosis  

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Generator (DFIG), Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT), fault diagnosis. I. INTRODUCTION Wind energy conversion. Currently largest onshore wind turbine and offshore installations. © Nordex: N80 ­ 2.5 MW (Norway) Gear). Fig. 1. Worldwide growth of wind energy installed capacity [1]. 978-1-4244-1736-0/08/$25.00 ©2008 IEEE

Boyer, Edmond

276

Pre-flight dark forward electrical testing of the Mir Cooperative Solar Array  

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The Mir Cooperative Solar Array (MCSA) was developed jointly by the United States and Russia to provide approximately 6 kW of photovoltaic power to the Russian space station Mir. After final assembly in Russia, the MCSA was shipped to the NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in the summer of 1995 and launched to Mir in November 1995. Program managers were concerned of the potential for MCSA damage during the transatlantic shipment and the associated handling operations. To address this concern, NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC) developed an innovative dark-forward electrical test program to assess the gross electrical condition of each generator following shipment from Russia. The use of dark test techniques, which allow the array to remain in the stowed configuration, greatly simplifies the checkout of large area solar arrays. MCSA dark electrical testing was successfully performed at KSC in July 1995 following transatlantic shipment. Data from this testing enabled engineers to quantify the effects of potential MCSA physical damage that would degrade on-orbit electrical performance. In this paper, an overview of the principles and heritage of photovoltaic array dark testing is given. The specific MCSA dark test program is also described including the hardware, software, testing procedures and test results. The current-voltage (IV) response of both solar cell circuitry and by-pass diode circuitry was obtained. To guide the development of dark test hardware, software and procedures, a dedicated FORTRAN computer code was developed to predict the dark IV responses of generators with a variety of feasible damage modes. By comparing the actual test data with the predictions, the physical condition of the generator could be inferred. Based on this data analysis, no electrical short-circuits or open-circuits were detected. This suggested the MCSA did not sustain physical damage that affected electrical performance during handling and shipment from Russia to the US. Good agreement between the test data and computational predictions indicated MCSA electrical performance was amenable to accurate analysis and was well understood.

Kerslake, T.W.; Hoffman, D.J. [NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH (United States); Scheiman, D.A. [NYMA Setar Inc., Brookpark, OH (United States)

1997-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

277

New Opportunities for Outer Solar System Science using Radioisotope Electric Propulsion  

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Today, our questions and hypotheses about the Solar System's origin have surpassed our ability to deliver scientific instruments to deep space. The moons of the outer planets, the Trojan and Centaur minor planets, the trans-Neptunian objects (TNO), and distant Kuiper Belt objects (KBO) hold a wealth of information about the primordial conditions that led to the formation of our Solar System. Robotic missions to these objects are needed to make the discoveries, but the lack of deep-space propulsion is impeding this science. Radioisotope electric propulsion (REP) will revolutionize the way we do deep-space planetary science with robotic vehicles, giving them unprecedented mobility. Radioisotope electric generators and lightweight ion thrusters are being developed today which will make possible REP systems with specific power in the range of 5 to 10 W/kg. Studies have shown that this specific power range is sufficient to perform fast rendezvous missions from Earth to the outer Solar System and fast sample return missions. This whitepaper discusses how mobility provided by REP opens up entirely new science opportunities for robotic missions to distant primitive bodies. We also give an overview of REP technology developments and the required next steps to realize REP.

Noble, Robert J.; /SLAC; Amini, Rashied; Beauchamp, Patricia M.; /Caltech, JPL; Bennett, Gary L.; /Metaspace Enterprises; Brophy, John R.; Buratti, Bonnie J.; Ervin, Joan; /Caltech, JPL; Fernandez, Yan R.; /Central Florida U.; Grundy, Will; /Lowell Observ.; Khan, Mohammed Omair; /Caltech, JPL; King, David Q.; /Aerojet; Lang, Jared; /Caltech, JPL; Meech, Karen J.; /Hawaii U.; Newhouse, Alan; Oleson, Steven R.; Schmidt, George R.; /GRC; Spilker, Thomas; West, John L.; /Caltech, JPL; ,

2010-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

278

Reflux heat-pipe solar receiver for a Stirling dish-electric system  

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The feasibility of competitive, modular bulk electric power from the sun is enhanced by the use of a reflux heat-pipe receiver to combine a Stirling engine with a paraboloidal dish concentrator. This combination represents a potential improvement over previous successful demonstrations of Stirling dish-electric technology in terms of enhanced performance, lower cost, and longer life. In the reflux (i.e. gravity assisted) heat-pipe receiver, concentrated solar radiation causes liquid sodium to evaporate, the vapor flows to the Stirling engine heaters where it condenses on the heater tubes. The condensate is returned to and distributed over the receiver by gravity (refluxing) and by capillary forces in a wick lining the receiver. It is essentially an adaptation of sodium heat pipe technology to the peculiar requirements of concentrated solar flux and provides many potential advantages over conventional tube receiver technology. This paper describes the preliminary design of a reflux heat-pipe solar receiver to match the STM4-120 variable swashplate Stirling engine to a Test Bed Concentrator at Sandia National Laboratories Distributed Receiver Test Facility. Performance analysis and other design considerations are presented and discussed.

Ziph, B.; Godett, T.M.; Diver, R.B.

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

An Intelligent Solar Powered Battery Buffered EV Charging Station with Solar Electricity Forecasting and EV Charging Load Projection Functions  

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fast charging, and solar power availability pose a challengeevent to a fixed SOC from solar power and/or the grid in athem without considering solar power availability and the

Zhao, Hengbing; Burke, Andrew

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

10 MW Supercritical CO2 Turbine Test  

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The Supercritical CO2 Turbine Test project was to demonstrate the inherent efficiencies of a supercritical carbon dioxide (s-CO2) power turbine and associated turbomachinery under conditions and at a scale relevant to commercial concentrating solar power (CSP) projects, thereby accelerating the commercial deployment of this new power generation technology. The project involved eight partnering organizations: NREL, Sandia National Laboratories, Echogen Power Systems, Abengoa Solar, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Electric Power Research Institute, Barber-Nichols, and the CSP Program of the U.S. Department of Energy. The multi-year project planned to design, fabricate, and validate an s-CO2 power turbine of nominally 10 MWe that is capable of operation at up to 700°C and operates in a dry-cooled test loop. The project plan consisted of three phases: (1) system design and modeling, (2) fabrication, and (3) testing. The major accomplishments of Phase 1 included: Design of a multistage, axial-flow, s-CO2 power turbine; Design modifications to an existing turbocompressor to provide s-CO2 flow for the test system; Updated equipment and installation costs for the turbomachinery and associated support infrastructure; Development of simulation tools for the test loop itself and for more efficient cycle designs that are of greater commercial interest; Simulation of s-CO2 power cycle integration into molten-nitrate-salt CSP systems indicating a cost benefit of up to 8% in levelized cost of energy; Identification of recuperator cost as a key economic parameter; Corrosion data for multiple alloys at temperatures up to 650ºC in high-pressure CO2 and recommendations for materials-of-construction; and Revised test plan and preliminary operating conditions based on the ongoing tests of related equipment. Phase 1 established that the cost of the facility needed to test the power turbine at its full power and temperature would exceed the planned funding for Phases 2 and 3. Late in Phase 1 an opportunity arose to collaborate with another turbine-development team to construct a shared s-CO2 test facility. The synergy of the combined effort would result in greater facility capabilities than either separate project could produce and would allow for testing of both turbine designs within the combined budgets of the two projects. The project team requested a no-cost extension to Phase 1 to modify the subsequent work based on this collaborative approach. DOE authorized a brief extension, but ultimately opted not to pursue the collaborative facility and terminated the project.

Turchi, Craig

2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

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1Electricity from Sunlight: The Van Allen Probes Solar Panels NASA's twin Van Allen Probes spacecraft will be launched in 2012. The  

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1Electricity from Sunlight: The Van Allen Probes Solar Panels NASA's twin Van Allen Probes of the surrounding four solar panel `wings' that provide power to the spacecraft instruments. The small blue rectangles within each of the four solar panels show the location of the solar cells used to power

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Continuous Wave Laser Processing for Electrical and Mechanical Stable Solar Cells with Ni-Cu Metallization  

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Abstract Two process sequences for the fabrication of Ni-Cu plated solar cells with a selective emitter by means of laser processing are presented. The purpose of the highly doped deep emitter is in this case not only to lower the contact resistance but to prevent shunting by nickel silicide which grows into the wafer. This silicide formation is found to be a key step in creating excellent contact adhesion. SEM imaging has been used to characterize the coverage of contact openings with nickel silicide. Electrical and mechanical properties of the fabricated solar cells as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the presented process sequences are discussed using SunsVoc and peel force measurements.

Christian Geisler; Wilhelm Hördt; Sven Kluska; Andrew Mondon; Sybille Hopman; Markus Glatthaar

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Gas Turbines  

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When the gas turbine generator was introduced to the power generation ... fossil-fueled power plant. Twenty years later, gas turbines were established as an important means of ... on utility systems. By the early...

Jeffrey M. Smith

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Solar repowering system for Texas Electric Service Company Permian Basin Steam Electric Station Unit No. 5. Final report, executive summary  

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The conceptual design and economic assessment of a sodium-cooled, solar central receiver repowering system for Texas Electric Service Company's Permian Basin Steam Electric Plant Unit No. 5 are described. As expected, the economic assessment of the specific concept for that site indicates that the cost of energy is greater than that resulting from the burning of natural gas alone in the existing plant (principally as a result of the current cost of heliostats and the scheduled retirement date of Unit No. 5), Favorable economics for similar types of plants can be projected for the future. The annual fuel savings are equivalent to 218,500 barrels of crude oil, with a total dollar value of $21.5 M and $93.6 M for a 7-year life and a 25-year life, respectively. However, it has also been found, from separate studies, that favorable interpretations of the Fuel Use Act and an improved regulatory climate will be necessary for this economic viability to be reached. In particular, a subsidized program to reduce the cost of heliostats to less than $100/m/sup 2/ will be needed. All sodium components, except the receiver, are available on the basis of similar-sized or larger components that have been designed, fabricated, tested and operated in power plants for hundred of thousands of hours. Liquid sodium has been demonstrated for use as a stable, safe, and easily contained heat transfer fluid up to temperature exceeding those required for modern steam plants. (WHK)

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1980-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

285

Energy 101: Wind Turbines- 2014 Update  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The video highlights the basic principles at work in wind turbines, and illustrates how the various components work to capture and convert wind energy to electricity.

286

OSEGT Eligibility Listing Procedure Updated 6/2/14 Other solar electric generating technologies (OSEGTs) are defined as all technologies other than  

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OSEGT Eligibility Listing Procedure Updated 6/2/14 Other solar of full safety certification. The eligibility process for other solar electric generating technologies suitable estimates of capacity and energy production prior to reservation of funds. #12;OSEGT

287

Profiling the Built-In Electrical Potential in III-V Multijunction Solar Cells (Poster)  

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We have observed three electrical potentials at the top, tunneling, and bottom junctions of GnInP{sub 2}/GaAs tandem-junction solar cells, by performing the UHV-SKPM measurement. The effect of laser illumination was avoided by using GaAs laser with photon energy of 1.4 eV for the AFM operation. We also observed higher potentials at the atomic steps than on the terraces for both p-type GaInP{sub 2} epitaxial layer and p-type GaAs substrate, and found that the potential at steps of GaAs substrate depends on the step directions.

Jiang, C.-S.; Friedman, D. J.; Moutinho, H. R.; Al-Jassim, M. M.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

RELIABILITY PLANNING IN DISTRIBUTED ELECTRIC ENERGY SYSTEMS  

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for Large Arrays of Wind Turbines (Great Lakes and PacificConsequences for Variance Wind turbines and solar electricestimate of p = .8 and wind turbine arrays. G In section 3

Kahn, E.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

EVALUATION OF A SULFUR OXIDE CHEMICAL HEAT STORAGE PROCESS FOR A STEAM SOLAR ELECTRIC PLANT  

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between alternative solar storage system designs; almost allThe behavior of the storage solar receiver-reactor is baseddaytime (charging) storage process Boeing solar receiver [5J

Dayan, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Approaches To Integrating A HIgh Penertration Of Solar PV and CPV Onto The Electrical Grid  

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54  Solar photovoltaic Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Clearly, solar energy is a sustainable resource, with energyof distributed energy resources such as solar PV, treating

Hill, Steven Craig

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Approaches To Integrating A HIgh Penertration Of Solar PV and CPV Onto The Electrical Grid  

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adopted a program- the California Solar Initiative (CSI) -of the impact of the California Solar Initiative (CSI), andissues with rooftop solar PV in California are: 1) Utility

Hill, Steven Craig

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India  

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by California. The California Solar Initiative (CSI) targetsCommission, “The California Solar Initiative”, available atdemand-pull: Lessons from California’s solar policy”, Energy

Deshmukh, Ranjit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India  

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from California’s solar policy”, Energy Economics, 30 (6),by-Doing and the Optimal Solar Policy in California,” Theoptimally design their solar policies by balancing national

Deshmukh, Ranjit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Design, modelling and control of a gas turbine air compressor .  

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??The production of compressed air constitutes a considerable portion of industrial electrical consumption. An alternative to electrically driven air compression systems is a gas turbine… (more)

WIESE, ASHLEY PETER

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

Efficient solar cooling: first ever non-tracking solar collectors powering a double effect absorption chiller  

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solar thermal technologies. ..Advances in solar thermal electricity technology”. Solar107 1. Introduction Solar thermal technologies have been

Poiry, Heather Marie

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Gas Turbine Manufacturers Perspective  

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Viability and Experience of IGCC From a Viability and Experience of IGCC From a Gas Turbine Manufacturers Perspective ASME - IGCC ASME - IGCC Turbo Turbo Expo Expo June 2001 June 2001 GE Power Systems g Klaus Brun, Ph.D. - Manager Process Power Plant Product & Market Development Robert M. Jones - Project Development Manager Process Power Plants Power Systems Power Systems General Electric Company General Electric Company ABSTRACT GE Power Systems g Economic Viability and Experience of IGCC From a Gas Turbine Manufacturers Perspective High natural gas fuel gas prices combined with new technology developments have made IGCC a competitive option when compared to conventional combined cycle or coal steam turbine cycles. Although the initial investment costs for an IGCC plant are still comparatively high, the low

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Effect of simultaneous electrical and thermal treatment on the performance of bulk heterojunction organic solar cell blended with organic salt  

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This work presents the influence of simultaneous electrical and thermal treatment on the performance of organic solar cell blended with organic salt. The organic solar cells were composed of indium tin oxide as anode, poly[2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene]: (6,6)-phenyl-C61 butyric acid methyl ester: tetrabutylammonium hexafluorophosphate blend as organic active layer and aluminium as cathode. The devices underwent a simultaneous fixed-voltage electrical and thermal treatment at different temperatures of 25, 50 and 75 °C. It was found that photovoltaic performance improved with the thermal treatment temperature. Accumulation of more organic salt ions in the active layer leads to broadening of p-n doped regions and hence higher built-in electric field across thin intrinsic layer. The simultaneous electrical and thermal treatment has been shown to be able to reduce the electrical treatment voltage.

Sabri, Nasehah Syamin; Yap, Chi Chin; Yahaya, Muhammad [School of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia); Salleh, Muhamad Mat [Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor (Malaysia)

2013-11-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A nuclear wind/solar oil-shale system for variable electricity and liquid fuels production  

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The recoverable reserves of oil shale in the United States exceed the total quantity of oil produced to date worldwide. Oil shale contains no oil, rather it contains kerogen which when heated decomposes into oil, gases, and a carbon char. The energy required to heat the kerogen-containing rock to produce the oil is about a quarter of the energy value of the recovered products. If fossil fuels are burned to supply this energy, the greenhouse gas releases are large relative to producing gasoline and diesel from crude oil. The oil shale can be heated underground with steam from nuclear reactors leaving the carbon char underground - a form of carbon sequestration. Because the thermal conductivity of the oil shale is low, the heating process takes months to years. This process characteristic in a system where the reactor dominates the capital costs creates the option to operate the nuclear reactor at base load while providing variable electricity to meet peak electricity demand and heat for the shale oil at times of low electricity demand. This, in turn, may enable the large scale use of renewables such as wind and solar for electricity production because the base-load nuclear plants can provide lower-cost variable backup electricity. Nuclear shale oil may reduce the greenhouse gas releases from using gasoline and diesel in half relative to gasoline and diesel produced from conventional oil. The variable electricity replaces electricity that would have been produced by fossil plants. The carbon credits from replacing fossil fuels for variable electricity production, if assigned to shale oil production, results in a carbon footprint from burning gasoline or diesel from shale oil that may half that of conventional crude oil. The U.S. imports about 10 million barrels of oil per day at a cost of a billion dollars per day. It would require about 200 GW of high-temperature nuclear heat to recover this quantity of shale oil - about two-thirds the thermal output of existing nuclear reactors in the United States. With the added variable electricity production to enable renewables, additional nuclear capacity would be required. (authors)

Forsberg, C. [Massachusetts Inst. of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 012139 (United States)

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Proceedings of design, repair, and refurbishment of steam turbines  

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This book reports on the proceedings of design, repair and refurbishment of steam engines. Topics covered include: Advisor/Expert Systems for Steam Turbines; Moisture Effects on the Operating and Performance of Steam Turbines; Turbine Steam Path Development; Repair and Refurbishment of the Electric Generator Components; and Advanced Steam Turbine Designs.

Warnock, A.S. (Lehigh Univ., PA (United States))

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

300

Analytical model for solar PV and CSP electricity costs: Present LCOE values and their future evolution  

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In this paper we first make a review of the past annual production of electricity and the cumulative installed capacity for photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. This together with the annual costs of PV modules and CSP systems allows us the determination of the experience curves and the corresponding learning rates. Then, we go over a rigorous exposition of the methodology employed for the calculation of the value of the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) for PV and CSP. Based on this knowledge, we proceed to establish a mathematical model which yields closed-form analytical expressions for the present value of the LCOE, as well as its future evolution (2010–2050) based on the International Energy Agency roadmaps for the cumulative installed capacity. Next, we explain in detail how specific values are assigned to the twelve independent variables which enter the LCOE formula: solar resource, discount and learning rates, initial cost and lifetime of the system, operational and maintenance costs, etc. With all this background, and making use of a simple computer simulation program, we can generate the following: sensitivity analysis curves, graphs on the evolution of the LCOE in the period 2010–2050, and calculations of the years at which grid parities will be reached. These representations prove to be very useful in energy planning policies, like tariff-in schemes, tax exemptions, etc., and in making investment decisions, since they allow, for a given location, to directly compare the costs of PV vs CSP power generation technologies for the period 2010–2050. Among solar technologies, PV seems always more appropriate for areas located in middle to high latitudes of the Earth, while CSP systems, preferably with thermal storage incorporated, yield their best performance in arid areas located at relatively low latitudes.

J. Hernández-Moro; J.M. Martínez-Duart

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SunShot-funded Advanced Inverter Testing Enables 2,500 Solar Energy Systems to Connect to Hawaii’s Electric Grid  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Thanks to a SunShot collaboration at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) more than 2,500 Hawaiian Electric customers will connect solar power to the electrical grid...

302

Historical development of concentrating solar power technologies to generate clean electricity efficiently – A review  

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Abstract The conventional ways for generating electricity around the world face two main problems, which are gradual increase in the earth?s average surface temperature (global warming) and depleting fossil fuel reserves. So switching to renewable energy technologies is an urgent need. Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies are one of renewable technologies that are able to solve the present and future electricity problems. In this paper the historical evolution for the cornerstone plants of CSP technologies to generate clean electricity was reviewed and the current projects worldwide of CSP technologies were presented to show that the CSP technologies are technically and commercially proven and have the possibility for hybridization with fossil fuel or integration with storage systems to sustain continuous operation similar to conventional plants. Among all solar thermal technologies parabolic trough is the most technically and commercially proven. It also has the possibility for hybridization since it is proven by operating in several commercial projects for more than 28 years. It has a high maturity level and able to provide the required operating heat energy either as a stand-alone or in hybrid systems at the lowest cost and lower economic risks. For this reason, this technology is dominant in the operational and under-construction projects. However, currently there is a trend toward employing the other CSP technologies in the future projects as a result of the improvement in their performance. The use of PTC technology in the operational CSP projects is 95.7% and has decreased to 73.4% for the under-construction projects. Meanwhile, the uses of Fresnel collector (LFC), Tower power (TSP) and Stirling dish (SDC) technologies in the operational projects are 2.07%, 2.24%, and 0% respectively and have increased to 5.74%, 20.82% and 0.052% respectively for the under-construction projects. For the development projects, the use of TSP technology has reached to 71.43%, compared to 28.57% for PTC.

Dhyia Aidroos Baharoon; Hasimah Abdul Rahman; Wan Zaidi Wan Omar; Saeed Obaid Fadhl

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar  

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With sharp drop in costs for photovoltaic and solar thermal processes, solar energy has become more attractive alternative ... Almost half the total was earmarked for PV and solar thermal projects. ...

WARD WORTHY

1991-06-17T23:59:59.000Z

304

Energy 101: Wind Turbines - 2014 Update  

ScienceCinema (OSTI)

See how wind turbines generate clean electricity from the power of wind. The video highlights the basic principles at work in wind turbines, and illustrates how the various components work to capture and convert wind energy to electricity. This updated version also includes information on the Energy Department's efforts to advance offshore wind power. Offshore wind energy footage courtesy of Vestas.

None

2014-06-05T23:59:59.000Z

305

Atmosphere: Turbines shoot upside-down lightning  

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... Wind turbines emit lightning flashes upwards, producing these electrical discharges at regular intervals relative to the ... emit lightning flashes upwards, producing these electrical discharges at regular intervals relative to the turbine's rotation, and can do so tens of kilometres away from an active thunderstorm ...

2014-02-19T23:59:59.000Z

306

Energy 101: Wind Turbines - 2014 Update  

SciTech Connect

See how wind turbines generate clean electricity from the power of wind. The video highlights the basic principles at work in wind turbines, and illustrates how the various components work to capture and convert wind energy to electricity. This updated version also includes information on the Energy Department's efforts to advance offshore wind power. Offshore wind energy footage courtesy of Vestas.

None

2014-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

307

Vertical axis wind turbines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A vertical axis wind turbine is described. The wind turbine can include a top ring, a middle ring and a lower ring, wherein a plurality of vertical airfoils are disposed between the rings. For example, three vertical airfoils can be attached between the upper ring and the middle ring. In addition, three more vertical airfoils can be attached between the lower ring and the middle ring. When wind contacts the vertically arranged airfoils the rings begin to spin. By connecting the rings to a center pole which spins an alternator, electricity can be generated from wind.

Krivcov, Vladimir (Miass, RU); Krivospitski, Vladimir (Miass, RU); Maksimov, Vasili (Miass, RU); Halstead, Richard (Rohnert Park, CA); Grahov, Jurij (Miass, RU)

2011-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

308

Energy 101: Wind Turbines | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Wind Turbines Wind Turbines Energy 101: Wind Turbines Addthis Description See how wind turbines generate clean electricity from the power of the wind. Highlighted are the various parts and mechanisms of a modern wind turbine. Duration 2:16 Topic Tax Credits, Rebates, Savings Wind Energy Economy Credit Energy Department Video MR. : We've all seen those creaky old windmills on farms, and although they may seem about as low-tech as you can get, those old windmills are the predecessors for new modern wind turbines that generate electricity. The same wind that used to pump water for cattle is now turning giant wind turbines to power cities and homes. OK, have a look at this wind farm in the California desert, a hot desert next to tall mountains - an ideal place for a lot of wind.

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Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine  

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Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine A rotor for use in turbine applications. Available for thumbnail of Feynman Center (505) 665-9090 Email Radial-Radial Single Rotor Turbine A rotor for use in turbine applications has a radial compressor/pump having radially disposed spaced apart fins forming passages and a radial turbine having hollow turbine blades interleaved with the fins and through which fluid from the radial compressor/pump flows. The rotor can, in some applications, be used to produce electrical power. U.S. Patent No.: 7,044,718 (DOE S-100,626) Patent Application Filing Date: July 8, 2003 Patent Issue Date: May 16, 2006 Licensing Status: Available for Express Licensing (?). View terms and a sample license agreement.

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Reduction in subsidy for solar power as distributed electricity generation in Indian future competitive power market  

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Developed countries have seen renewable energy as a key tool for emission reduction as well as reducing reliance on oil gas and coal.Renewable energy sources (RESs) and technologies have potential to provide solutions to the longstanding energy problems being faced by the developing countries. In the future competitive electricity market for India it becomes very much important to give special consideration for development of RESs due to economic environmental and other social problems related with conventional generations.Solar energy can be an important part of India's plan not only to add new capacity but also to increase energy security and lead the massive market for renewable energy. The major problem with solar powergeneration (SPG) is high cost of renewable generation. The Indian government is providing a lot of subsidy in order to encourage renewable energygenerations. This paper presents an approach for reduction in subsidy of SPG used as distributed generator in competitive power market. The proposed approach has been validated with IEEE 14-bus and IEEE 30-bus systems.

Naveen Kumar Sharma; Yog Raj Sood

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Impact of dispersed solar and wind systems on electric distribution planning and operation  

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Small-scale dispersed solar photovoltaic and wind generation (DSW) will affect the generation, transmission, and distribution systems of an electric utility. This study examines the technical and economic impacts of dispersing DSW devices within the distribution system. Dispersed intermittent generation is included. Effects of DSW devices on capital investments, reliability, operating and maintenance costs, protection requirements, and communication and control requirements are examined. A DSW operation model is developed to help determine the dependable capacity of fluctuating solar photovoltaic and wind generation as part of the distribution planning process. Specific case studies using distribution system data and renewable resource data for Southern California Edison Company and Consumers Power Company are analyzed to gain insights into the effects of interconnecting DSW devices. The DSW devices were found to offer some distribution investment savings, depending on their availability during peak loads. For a summer-peaking utility, for example, dispersing photovoltaic systems is more likely to defer distribution capital investments than dispersing wind systems. Dispersing storage devices to increase DSW's dependable capacity for distribution systems needs is not economically attractive. Substation placement of DSW and storage devices is found to be more cost effective than feeder or customer placement. Examination of the effects of DSW on distribution system operation showed that small customer-owned DSW devices are not likely to disrupt present time-current distribution protection coordination. Present maintenance work procedures, are adequate to ensure workmen's safety. Regulating voltages within appropriate limits will become more complex with intermittent generation along the distribution feeders.

Boardman, R.W.; Patton, R.; Curtice, D.H.

1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India  

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and GTM Research (2010), “U.S. solar energy trade assessment2010), “U.S. solar energy trade assessment 2010: Trade flows2010: Trade flows and domestic content for solar energy-

Deshmukh, Ranjit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EVALUATION OF A SULFUR OXIDE CHEMICAL HEAT STORAGE PROCESS FOR A STEAM SOLAR ELECTRIC PLANT  

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Economical energy storage is essential if solar power plantsthis type of energy storage system into a solar power plant.all of the energy storage required for a solar power plant,

Dayan, J.

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Comparing solar PV (photovoltaic) with coal-fired electricity production in the centralized network of South Africa  

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Abstract South Africa has a highly centralized network, in which almost all electricity is produced in Mpumalanga and transmitted throughout South Africa. In the case of the Western Cape, electricity has to be transmitted over 800–1370 km. This generates losses and entails high transmission costs. Investments in additional production and transmission capacity are needed to cope with the growing demand. Although there is a large potential for solar energy in South Africa, investments are lacking while large investments in new coal-fired power plants are being executed. These coal power plants do not only increase the need for heavier transmission infrastructure, but also have a higher CO2 emission level and a higher pressure on water reserves. This paper performs a more comprehensive cost-analysis between solar energy production and coal production facilities, to make a more elaborate picture of which technologies are more plausible to foresee in the growing demand of electricity. The current centralized electricity infrastructure makes the investment in large production facilities more likely. However, it should be questioned if the investment in large centralized solar parks will be more beneficial than the investments by consumers in smaller solar PV facilities on site.

R.A.F. de Groot; V.G. van der Veen; A.B. Sebitosi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microhydropower Turbine, Pump, and Waterwheel Basics | Department of Energy  

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Microhydropower Turbine, Pump, and Waterwheel Basics Microhydropower Turbine, Pump, and Waterwheel Basics Microhydropower Turbine, Pump, and Waterwheel Basics August 16, 2013 - 3:58pm Addthis A microhydropower system needs a turbine, pump, or waterwheel to transform the energy of flowing water into rotational energy, which is then converted into electricity. Turbines Turbines are commonly used to power microhydropower systems. The moving water strikes the turbine blades, much like a waterwheel, to spin a shaft. But turbines are more compact in relation to their energy output than waterwheels. They also have fewer gears and require less material for construction. There are two general types of turbines: impulse and reaction. Impulse Turbines Impulse turbines, which have the least complex design, are most commonly

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Microhydropower Turbine, Pump, and Waterwheel Basics | Department of Energy  

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Microhydropower Turbine, Pump, and Waterwheel Basics Microhydropower Turbine, Pump, and Waterwheel Basics Microhydropower Turbine, Pump, and Waterwheel Basics August 16, 2013 - 3:58pm Addthis A microhydropower system needs a turbine, pump, or waterwheel to transform the energy of flowing water into rotational energy, which is then converted into electricity. Turbines Turbines are commonly used to power microhydropower systems. The moving water strikes the turbine blades, much like a waterwheel, to spin a shaft. But turbines are more compact in relation to their energy output than waterwheels. They also have fewer gears and require less material for construction. There are two general types of turbines: impulse and reaction. Impulse Turbines Impulse turbines, which have the least complex design, are most commonly

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Industrial Advanced Turbine Systems Program overview  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with industry, has set new performance standards for industrial gas turbines through the creation of the Industrial Advanced Turbine System Program. Their leadership will lead to the development of an optimized, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly gas turbine power systems in this size class (3-to-20 MW). The DOE has already created a positive effect by encouraging gas turbine system manufacturers to reassess their product and technology plans using the new higher standards as the benchmark. Solar Turbines has been a leader in the industrial gas turbine business, and is delighted to have joined with the DOE in developing the goals and vision for this program. We welcome the opportunity to help the national goals of energy conservation and environmental enhancement. The results of this program should lead to the U.S. based gas turbine industry maintaining its international leadership and the creation of highly paid domestic jobs.

Esbeck, D.W. [Solar Turbines Inc., San Diego, CA (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Market Power and Technological Bias: The Case of Electricity Generation  

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, the intermittent nature of output from wind turbines and solar panels is frequently discussed as a potential obstacle to larger scale application of these tech- nologies. Contributions of 10-20% of electrical energy from individual intermittent technologies create... , Cambridge CB3 9DE, UK, Tel: ++ 44 1223 335200, paul.twomey@econ.cam.ac.uk, karsten.neuhoff@econ.cam.ac.uk. 1 1 Introduction Renewable energy technologies are playing an increasingly important role in the portfolio mix of electricity generation. However...

Twomey, Paul; Neuhoff, Karsten

2006-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Approaches To Integrating A HIgh Penertration Of Solar PV and CPV Onto The Electrical Grid  

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the 20 th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and54  Solar photovoltaic Distributed Energy Resources (DER) M. International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems

Hill, Steven Craig

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India  

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and Canada (Province of Ontario) have mandated domestic content in their solarCanada Norway Source: U.S. Department of Energy (2010), “2008 Solar

Deshmukh, Ranjit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Steam Turbines  

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... chapters take up the design of nozzles and blades, and descriptions of commercial types of turbines. The treatment of low-pressure, mixed pressure, bleeder, and marine ... . The treatment of low-pressure, mixed pressure, bleeder, and marine turbines occupies separate chapters. Of these, the section dealing with the marine ...

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ADVANCED TURBINE SYSTEMS PROGRAM  

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Natural gas combustion turbines are rapidly becoming the primary technology of choice for generating electricity. At least half of the new generating capacity added in the US over the next twenty years will be combustion turbine systems. The Department of Energy has cosponsored with Siemens Westinghouse, a program to maintain the technology lead in gas turbine systems. The very ambitious eight year program was designed to demonstrate a highly efficient and commercially acceptable power plant, with the ability to fire a wide range of fuels. The main goal of the Advanced Turbine Systems (ATS) Program was to develop ultra-high efficiency, environmentally superior and cost effective competitive gas turbine systems for base load application in utility, independent power producer and industrial markets. Performance targets were focused on natural gas as a fuel and included: System efficiency that exceeds 60% (lower heating value basis); Less than 10 ppmv NO{sub x} emissions without the use of post combustion controls; Busbar electricity that are less than 10% of state of the art systems; Reliability-Availability-Maintainability (RAM) equivalent to current systems; Water consumption minimized to levels consistent with cost and efficiency goals; and Commercial systems by the year 2000. In a parallel effort, the program was to focus on adapting the ATS engine to coal-derived or biomass fuels. In Phase 1 of the ATS Program, preliminary investigators on different gas turbine cycles demonstrated that net plant LHV based efficiency greater than 60% was achievable. In Phase 2 the more promising cycles were evaluated in greater detail and the closed-loop steam-cooled combined cycle was selected for development because it offered the best solution with least risk for achieving the ATS Program goals for plant efficiency, emissions, cost of electricity and RAM. Phase 2 also involved conceptual ATS engine and plant design and technology developments in aerodynamics, sealing, combustion, cooling, materials, coatings and casting development. The market potential for the ATS gas turbine in the 2000-2014 timeframe was assessed for combined cycle, simple cycle and integrated gasification combined cycle, for three engine sizes. The total ATS market potential was forecasted to exceed 93 GW. Phase 3 and Phase 3 Extension involved further technology development, component testing and W501ATS engine detail design. The technology development efforts consisted of ultra low NO{sub x} combustion, catalytic combustion, sealing, heat transfer, advanced coating systems, advanced alloys, single crystal casting development and determining the effect of steam on turbine alloys. Included in this phase was full-load testing of the W501G engine at the McIntosh No. 5 site in Lakeland, Florida.

Gregory Gaul

2004-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

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California: Alden Fish Friendly Turbine Allows for Safe Fish...  

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Alden Fish Friendly Turbine Allows for Safe Fish Passage California: Alden Fish Friendly Turbine Allows for Safe Fish Passage March 6, 2014 - 10:01am Addthis The Electric Power...

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The Inside of a Wind Turbine | Department of Energy  

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the one shown here-face into the wind while downwind turbines face away. Wind turbines harness the power of the wind and use it to generate electricity. Simply stated, a...

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A doubly-fed permanent magnet generator for wind turbines  

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Optimum extraction of energy from a wind turbine requires that turbine speed vary with wind speed. Existing solutions to produce constant-frequency electrical output under windspeed variations are undesirable due to ...

Thomas, Andrew J. (Andrew Joseph), 1981-

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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APPLICATION OF TURBOMACHINERY IN SOLAR-ASSISTED RANKINE COOLING SYSTEMS  

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F. , jr. S. B. , S. M. Steam Turbines. Second Edition, Tenththe solar-assisted cycle. Steam turbines have been used forin Figure 5. Steam entering the turbine expends a portion of

Leech, J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proceedings of the Advanced Turbine Systems annual program review meeting  

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Goals of the 8-year program are to develop cleaner, more efficient, and less expensive gas turbine systems for utility and industrial electric power generation, cogeneration, and mechanical drive units. During this Nov. 9-11, 1994, meeting, presentations on energy policy issues were delivered by representatives of regulatory, industry, and research institutions; program overviews and technical reviews were given by contractors; and ongoing and proposed future projects sponsored by university and industry were presented and displayed at the poster session. Panel discussions on distributed power and Advanced Gas Systems Research education provided a forum for interactive dialog and exchange of ideas. Exhibitors included US DOE, Solar Turbines, Westinghouse, Allison Engine Co., and GE.

NONE

1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: solar  

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heat can also be efficiently and cheaply stored to produce electricity when the sun ... Solar Energy On February 3, 2011, in Solar Programs Photovoltaics Concentrating Solar...

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Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India  

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scale solar capacity being announced, mainly in Californiasolar capacity installation has largely been dominated by California.

Deshmukh, Ranjit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Design of Nanostructured Solar Cells Using Coupled Optical and Electrical Modeling  

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solar   cells:   modeling,   materials  and  device  technology.  Kluwer  Academic  Publishers:  Norwell,  Massachusetts  

Deceglie, Michael G

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentrating solar power | Open Energy Information  

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Concentrating Solar Power Basics (The following text is derived from NREL's concentrating solar power information page.)[1] Concentrating solar power (CSP) offers a utility-scale, firm, dispatchable renewable energy option that can help meet our nation's demand for electricity. CSP plants produce power by first using mirrors to focus sunlight to heat a working fluid. Ultimately, this high-temperature fluid is used to spin a turbine or power an engine that drives a generator. And the final product is electricity. Smaller CSP systems can be located directly where the power is needed. Larger, utility-scale CSP applications provide hundreds of megawatts of electricity for the power grid. Both linear concentrator and power tower systems can be easily integrated with thermal storage, helping to generate

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Subsidizing Solar: The Case for an Environmental Goods and Services Carve-out from the Global Subsidies Regime  

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solar collectors and system controllers, wind- turbine parts and components, stoves, grates and cookers,

Simmons, Zachary Scott

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Small Wind Turbines Taking Off: Q&A with Andy Kruse | Department of Energy  

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Small Wind Turbines Taking Off: Q&A with Andy Kruse Small Wind Turbines Taking Off: Q&A with Andy Kruse Small Wind Turbines Taking Off: Q&A with Andy Kruse June 9, 2010 - 10:36am Addthis Andy Kruse, senior vice president of Southwest Windpower. Andy Kruse, senior vice president of Southwest Windpower. Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE "That whole movement is growing like I have never seen it before. And, at the same time, we are seeing a lot of more demand for large scale utility systems.... There is significant opportunity there." Andy Kruse Q&A with Andy Kruse of Southwest Windpower In the 1980s, Andy Kruse was living off the grid, generating electricity from a small solar energy system, on a cattle ranch outside Flagstaff, Ariz. In a quest for more energy, he found a business partner, who was

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Solar, Wind, and Energy Efficiency Easements and Rights Laws | Department  

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Solar, Wind, and Energy Efficiency Easements and Rights Laws Solar, Wind, and Energy Efficiency Easements and Rights Laws Solar, Wind, and Energy Efficiency Easements and Rights Laws < Back Eligibility Residential Savings Category Appliances & Electronics Commercial Lighting Lighting Heating & Cooling Commercial Heating & Cooling Solar Heating Buying & Making Electricity Water Heating Wind Program Info State Colorado Program Type Solar/Wind Access Policy Provider Colorado Energy Office Colorado's solar access laws, which date back to 1979, prohibit any residential covenants that restrict solar access. [http://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2008A/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/3F45E0C8... HB 1270] of 2008 extended the law to protect installations of wind turbines that meet the state's interconnection standards, and certain

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Curvature and torsion effects in electric current-carrying twisted solar loops  

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Riemannian geometry of the electric current-carrying solar loops is obtained from a thin tube approximation of twisted magnetic flux tubes. The Frenet torsion and curvature affect the electron drift speed of the electrons of the current along the toroidal direction of the tube. The twist of the tube is computed and it is shown that twist is maximum at the surface of the tube and minimum at the tube axis. This acts as inertia effects to the electron drift. The higher the torsion of the tube axis the smaller is the velocity along the direction of the tube. This effect is similar to the one obtained by Tyspin et al. [Physics of Plasmas, 5, 3385 (1998)] in the case of toroidal devices with curvature and torsion. Here the simple geometrical effects are enough to slow down the currents and no viscosity in the fluid is taken into account. A slight compressibility of the plasma flow is due to the twist of the tube. As applications of these ideas, it is shown that torsion effects are not enough to accelerate electrons up to relativistic energies, and the torsion is computed in the case of the force-free loop. The value of torsion is used to compute the electron acceleration in two distinct cases. The first is the case when the Riemann loop suffers the action of a dc electric sub-Dreicer field, where the magnetic field is direct along the magnetic loop, and the loop moves along the orthogonal direction to the loop as in vortex filaments. In this case, the acceleration is shown to be of the order of 10{sup -17} cm s{sup -2} for a solar torsion of the order of 10{sup -4} cm{sup -1}. The second case is for the curvature drift contribution, where torsion is also present. In this case we show that torsion is not present in the velocity drift but just in the electron acceleration. Though these values are extremely low, they can be improved by considering small loops lowering the radius of the loop which, here, was taken as 600 km. Curvature drift acceleration is also estimated as 100 cm s{sup -2}.

Garcia de Andrade, L. C. [Departamento de Fisica Teorica-IF-UERJ, Rua Sao Francisco Xavier 524, Rio de Janeiro, RJ Maracana, CEP 20550-013 Brazil (Brazil)

2006-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy 101: Wind Turbines | Department of Energy  

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Wind Turbines Wind Turbines Energy 101: Wind Turbines Addthis Below is the text version for the Energy 101: Wind Turbines video. The video opens with "Energy 101: Wind Turbines." This is followed by wooden windmills on farms. We've all seen those creaky, old windmills on farms. And although they may seem about as low-tech as you can get, those old windmills are the predecessors for new, modern wind turbines that generat electricity. The video pans through shots of large windmills and wind farms of different sizes, situated on cultivated plains and hills. The same wind that used to pump water for cattle is now turning giant wind turbines to power cities and homes. OK, have a look at this wind farm in the California desert. A hot desert, next to tall mountains. An ideal place for a lot of wind.

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SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAM: CHAPTER FROM THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ANNUAL REPORT 1979  

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Particle Suspensions for Solar Energy Collection A.Sensible Heat Storage for a Solar Thermal Power Plant T.and A. Pfeiffhofer • . Solar Heated Gas Turbine Process

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2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Solar ADEPT: Efficient Solar Energy Systems  

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Solar ADEPT Project: The 7 projects that make up ARPA-E's Solar ADEPT program, short for 'Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology,' aim to improve the performance of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems, which convert the sun's rays into electricity. Solar ADEPT projects are integrating advanced electrical components into PV systems to make the process of converting solar energy to electricity more efficient.

None

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentrating Solar Power Basics | Department of Energy  

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Basics Basics Concentrating Solar Power Basics August 20, 2013 - 4:38pm Addthis Text Version This solar concentrator has a fixed-focus faceted dish with a concentration of about 250 suns. This system can be used for large fields connected to the utility grid, hydrogen generation, or water pumping. Credit: Science Applications International Corporation / PIX 13464 Concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat. This thermal energy can then be used to produce electricity via a steam turbine or heat engine that drives a generator. Concentrating solar power offers a utility-scale, firm, dispatchable renewable energy option that can help meet our nation's demand for

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Small gas turbine technology  

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Small Gas Turbine Technology: Small gas turbine, in the power range up to 500 kW, requires a recuperated thermodynamic cycle to achieve an electrical efficiency of about 30%. This efficiency is the optimum, which is possible for a cycle pressure ratio of about 4–1. The cycle airflow is function of the power requirement. To increase the efficiency, in view to reduce the CO2 emission, it is mandatory to develop a more efficient thermodynamic cycle. Different thermodynamic cycles were examined and the final choice was made for an Intercooled, Recuperated cycle. The advantage of this cycle, for the same final electrical efficiency of about 35%, is the smaller cycle airflow, which is the most dimensional parameter for the important components as the heat exchanger recuperator and the combustion chamber. In parallel with the thermodynamic cycle it is necessary to develop the High Speed Alternator technology, integrated on the same shaft that the gas turbine rotating components, to achieve the constant efficiency at part loads, from 50% up to 100%, by the capacity to adjust the engine speed at the required load. To satisfy the stringent requirement in pollutant emissions of \\{NOx\\} and CO, the catalytic combustion system is the most efficient and this advance technology has to be proven. The major constraints for the small gas turbine technology development are the production cost and the maintenance cost of the unit. In the power range of 0–500 kW the gas turbine technology is in competition with small reciprocating engines, which are produced in large quantity for automotive industry, at a very low production cost.

Andre Romier

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Profiling the Built-In Electrical Potential in III-V Multijunction Solar Cells  

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We report on a direct measurement of the electrical potential on cross-sections of GaInP{sub 2}/GaAs multiple-junction solar cells by using an ultrahigh-vacuum scanning Kelvin probe microscope (UHV-SKPM). The UHV-SKPM allows us to measure the potential without air molecules being adsorbed on the cross-sectional surface. Moreover, it uses a GaAs laser with photon energy of 1.4 eV for the atomic force microscope (AFM) operation. This eliminated the light-absorption-induced bottom-junction flattening and top-junction enhancement, which happened in our previous potential measurement using a 1.85-eV laser for the AFM operation. Three potentials were measured at the top, tunneling, and bottom junctions. Values of the potentials are smaller than the potentials in the bulk. This indicates that the Fermi level on the UHV-cleaved (110) surface was pinned, presumably due to defects upon cleaving. We also observed higher potentials at atomic steps than on the terraces for both GaInP2 epitaxial layer and GaAs substrate. Combining scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and SKPM measurements, we found that the potential height at steps of the GaAs substrate depends on the step direction, which is probably a direct result of unbalanced cations and anions at the steps.

Jiang, C.-S.; Friedman, D. J.; Moutinho, H. R.; Al-Jassim, M. M.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Profiling the Built-in Electrical Potential in III-V Multijunction Solar Cells: Preprint  

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We report on a direct measurement of the electrical potential on cross-sections of GaInP2/GaAs multiple-junction solar cells by using an ultrahigh-vacuum scanning Kelvin probe microscope (UHV-SKPM). The UHV-SKPM allows us to measure the potential without air molecules being adsorbed on the cross-sectional surface. Moreover, it uses a GaAs laser with photon energy of 1.4 eV for the atomic force microscope (AFM) operation. This eliminated the light-absorption-induced bottom-junction flattening and top-junction enhancement, which happened in our previous potential measurement using a 1.85-eV laser for the AFM operation. Three potentials were measured at the top, tunneling, and bottom junctions. Values of the potentials are smaller than the potentials in the bulk. This indicates that the Fermi level on the UHV-cleaved (110) surface was pinned, presumably due to defects upon cleaving. We also observed higher potentials at atomic steps than on the terraces for both GaInP2 epitaxial layer and GaAs substrate. Combining scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and SKPM measurements, we found that the potential height at steps of the GaAs substrate depends on the step direction, which is probably a direct result of unbalanced cations and anions at the steps.

Jiang, C.-S.; Friedman, D. J.; Moutinho, H. R.; Al-Jassim, M. M.

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approaches To Integrating A HIgh Penertration Of Solar PV and CPV Onto The Electrical Grid  

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problems are encountered. There are utility concerns that a high penetration of inverter-based solar energyproblem with a non-imaging 2D Fresnel concentrator. Lorenzo (1981) evaluated chromatic aberrations in solar energy

Hill, Steven Craig

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Approaches To Integrating A HIgh Penertration Of Solar PV and CPV Onto The Electrical Grid  

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solar having a combined 15,000 Gigawatts of potential capacity [1,2]. For the past 30 years, California

Hill, Steven Craig

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Chapter 9 - Hydraulic Turbines  

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This chapter covers the following topics: Features of hydraulic turbines; Early history and development; Efficiency of various types of turbine; Size of the various turbine types; The Pelton wheel turbine and controlling its speed; Energy losses; Reaction turbines; The Francis and the Kaplan turbines; Calculation of performance; Effect of size on the performance of hydraulic turbines; Cavitation and its avoidance; Calculation of the various specific speeds of turbines; The Wells turbine- Design and performance variables; Tidal power turbines- The SeaGen tidal turbine and its operational principles.

S.L. Dixon; C.A. Hall

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Concentrating Solar Power Tower System Basics | Department of Energy  

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Concentrating Solar Power Tower System Basics Concentrating Solar Power Tower System Basics Concentrating Solar Power Tower System Basics August 20, 2013 - 5:06pm Addthis In power tower concentrating solar power systems, numerous large, flat, sun-tracking mirrors, known as heliostats, focus sunlight onto a receiver at the top of a tall tower. A heat-transfer fluid heated in the receiver is used to generate steam, which, in turn, is used in a conventional turbine generator to produce electricity. Some power towers use water/steam as the heat-transfer fluid. Other advanced designs are experimenting with molten nitrate salt because of its superior heat-transfer and energy-storage capabilities. Individual commercial plants can be sized to produce up to 200 megawatts of electricity. Illustration of a power tower power plant. Sunlight is shown reflecting off a series of heliostats surrounding the tower and onto the receiver at the top of the tower. The hot heat-transfer fluid exiting from the receiver flows down the tower, into a feedwater reheater, and then into a turbine, which generates electricity that is fed into the power grid. The cool heat-transfer fluid exiting the turbine flows into a steam condenser to be cooled and sent back up the tower to the receiver.

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Electric Market and Utility Operation Terminology (Fact Sheet), Solar Energy Technologies Program (SETP)  

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This fact sheet is a list of electric market and utility operation terminology for a series of three electricity fact sheets.

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Novel capability enables first test of real turbine engine conditions...  

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conditions By Tona Kunz * September 16, 2014 Tweet EmailPrint Manufacturers of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the...

349

Spare Part Logistics and Optimization for Wind Turbines.  

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?? The wind power industry is maturing and the amount of electricity produced by wind turbines in the world is rapidly increasing every year. Service… (more)

Lindqvist, Mattias

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Titan propels GE wind turbine research into new territory | ornl...  

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Titan propels GE wind turbine research into new territory January 17, 2014 The amount of global electricity supplied by wind, the world's fastest growing energy source, is expected...

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RELIABILITY COMPARISON MODELS FOR OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES (OWT)  

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RELIABILITY COMPARISON MODELS FOR OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES (OWT) Yizhou Lu, T. M. Delorm, A. Christou of the reliability of these 5 Types Surrogate failure rate data Onshore wind turbines (OT) 1-1.5MW CONCLUSIONS., Faulstich, S. & van Bussel G. J. W. Reliability & availability of wind turbine electrical & electronic

Bernstein, Joseph B.

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Electricity Rate Structures and the Economics of Solar PV: Could Mandatory Time-of-Use Rates Undermine California’s Solar Photovoltaic Subsidies?  

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D I. Introduction The California Solar Initiative (CSI) wasnal cost. First, the California Solar Initiative o?ers aActually Undermine the California Solar Initiative? The

Borenstein, Severin

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using direct normal irradiance models and utility electrical loading to assess benefit of a concentrating solar power plant  

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The objective of this paper was to determine if three different direct normal irradiance (DNI) models were sufficiently accurate to determine if concentrating solar power (CSP) plants could meet the utility electrical load. DNI data were measured at three different laboratories in the United States and compared with DNI calculated by three DNI models. In addition, utility electrical loading data were obtained for all three locations. The DNI models evaluated were: the Direct Insolation Simulation Code (DISC), DIRINT, and DIRINDEX. On an annual solar insolation (e.g. kW h/m2) basis, the accuracy of the DNI models at all three locations was within: 7% (DISC), 5% (DIRINT), and 3% (DIRINDEX). During the three highest electrical loading months at the three locations, the monthly accuracy varied from: 0% to 16% (DISC), 0% to 9% (DIRINT), and 0% to 8% (DIRINDEX). At one location different pyranometers were used to measure GHI, and the most expensive pyranometers did not improve the DNI model monthly accuracy. In lieu of actually measuring DNI, using the DIRINT model was felt to be sufficient for assessing whether to build a CSP plant at one location, but use of either the DIRINT or DIRINDEX models was felt to be marginal for the other two locations due to errors in modeling DNI for utility peak electrical loading days – especially for partly cloudy days.

Brian D. Vick; Daryl R. Myers; William E. Boyson

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Towers for Offshore Wind Turbines  

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Increasing energy demand coupled with pollution free production of energy has found a viable solution in wind energy. Land based windmills have been utilized for power generation for more than two thousand years. In modern times wind generated power has become popular in many countries. Offshore wind turbines are being used in a number of countries to tap the energy from wind over the oceans and convert to electric energy. The advantages of offshore wind turbines as compared to land are that offshore winds flow at higher speed than onshore winds and the more available space. In some land based settings for better efficiency turbines are separated as much as 10 rotor diameters from each other. In offshore applications where only two wind directions are likely to predominate the distances between the turbines arranged in a line can be shortened to as little as two or four rotor diameters. Today more than a dozen offshore European wind facilities with turbine ratings of 450 kw to 3.6 MW exist offshore in very shallow waters of 5 to 12 m. Compared to onshore wind turbines offshore wind turbines are bigger and the tower height in offshore are in the range of 60 to 80 m. The water depths in oceans where offshore turbines can be located are within 30 m. However as the distance from land increases the costs of building and maintaining the turbines and transmitting the power back to shore also increase sharply. The objective of this paper is to review the parameters of design for the maximum efficiency of offshore wind turbines and to develop types offshore towers to support the wind turbines. The methodology of design of offshore towers to support the wind turbine would be given and the environmental loads for the design of the towers would be calculated for specific cases. The marine corrosion on the towers and the methods to control the corrosion also would be briefly presented. As the wind speeds tend to increase with distance from the shore turbines build father offshore will be able to capture more wind energy. Currently two types of towers are considered. Cylindrical tubular structures and truss type structures. But truss type structures have less weight and flexibility in design. The construction of the offshore towers to harness the wind energy is also presented. The results will include the calculation of wind and wave forces on the tower and the design details for the tower.

V. J. Kurian; S. P. Narayanan; C. Ganapathy

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Combined Solar and Wind Energy Systems  

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In this paper we present the new concept of combined solar and wind energy systems for buildings applications. Photovoltaics (PV) and small wind turbines (WTs) can be install on buildings in case of sufficient wind potential providing the building with electricity. PVs can be combined with thermal collectors to form the hybrid photovoltaic/thermal (PV/T) systems. The PVs (or the PV/Ts) and WT subsystems can supplement each other to cover building electrical load. In case of using PV/T collectors the surplus of electricity if not used or stored in batteries can increase the temperature of the thermal storage tank of the solar thermal unit. The description of the experimental set?up of the suggested PV/T/WT system and experimental results are presented. In PV/T/WT systems the output from the solar part depends on the sunshine time and the output of the wind turbine part depends on the wind speed and is obtained any time of day or night. The use of the three subsystems can cover a great part of building energy load contributing to conventional energy saving and environment protection. The PV/T/WT systems are considered suitable in rural and remote areas with electricity supply from stand?alone units or mini?grid connection. PV/T/WT systems can also be used in typical grid connected applications.

Y. Tripanagnostopoulos; M. Souliotis; Th. Makris

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

An analysis of the current costs and future prospects of solar photovoltaic electricity.  

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??The solar photovoltaic industry has many barriers to overcome before it can become a technically and economically competitive generation source including (1) lowering true generation… (more)

Wong, Alexander Tung-Qiang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Evaluation of Four Imaging Techniques for the Electrical Characterization of Solar Cells (Presentation)  

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The imaging techniques enable the possibility of higher-level quality control and defect analysis of solar cell materials in in-line production processes.

Johnston. S.; Berman, G.; Call, N.; Ahrenkiel, R.

2008-12-03T23:59:59.000Z

358

Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India  

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Although solar costs are dropping rapidly, solar power is still more expensive than conventional and other renewable energy options. The solar sector still needs continuing government policy support. These policies are driven by objectives that go beyond the goal of achieving grid parity. The need to achieve multiple objectives and ensure sufficient political support for solar power makes it diffi cult for policy makers to design the optimal solar power policy. The dynamic and uncertain nature of the solar industry, combined with the constraints offered by broader economic, political and social conditions further complicates the task of policy making. This report presents an analysis of solar promotion policies in seven countries - Germany, Spain, the United States, Japan, China, Taiwan, and India - in terms of their outlook, objectives, policy mechanisms and outcomes. The report presents key insights, primarily in qualitative terms, and recommendations for two distinct audiences. The first audience consists of global policy makers who are exploring various mechanisms to increase the penetration of solar power in markets to mitigate climate change. The second audience consists of key Indian policy makers who are developing a long-term implementation plan under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission and various state initiatives.

Deshmukh, Ranjit; Bharvirkar, Ranjit; Gambhir, Ashwin; Phadke, Amol

2011-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Getting More Electricity out of Solar Cells | U.S. DOE Office...  

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expertise to investigate this problem. In 2013, they reported making the first solar cell that gives off extra electrons from high-energy visible light, which makes up...

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Integrated Solar Thermochemical Reaction System for High Efficiency Production of Electricity  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This presentation was delivered at the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Program Review 2013, held April 23–25, 2013 near Phoenix, Arizona.

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361

Computational Needs for the Next Generation Electric Grid Proceedings  

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the energy  output of wind turbines and solar  panels is energy  management  systems  of  customers  equipped  with  a  solar  panel 

Birman, Kenneth

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Development of an economical model to determine an appropriate feed-in tariff for grid-connected solar PV electricity in all states of Australia  

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Australia is a country with a vast amount of natural resources including sun and wind. Australia lies between latitude of 10–45°S and longitude of 112–152°E, with a daily solar exposure of between less than 3 MJ/(m2 day) in winter and more than 30 MJ/(m2 day) in summer. Global solar radiation in Australia varies between minimum of 3285 MJ/(m2 year) in Hobart to 8760 MJ/(m2 year) in Northern Territory. As a result of this wide range of radiation level there will be a big difference between costs of solar PV electricity in different locations. A study we have recently conducted on the solar PV electricity price in all states of Australia. For this purpose we have developed an economical model and a computer simulation to determine the accurate unit price of grid-connected roof-top solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity in A$/kWh for all state of Australia. The benefit of this computer simulation is that we can accurately determine the most appropriate feed-in tariff of grid-connected solar PV energy system. The main objective of this paper is to present the results of this study. A further objective of this paper is to present the details of the unit price of solar PV electricity in the state of Victoria in each month and then to compare with electricity price from conventional power systems, which is currently applied to this state. The state Victoria is located south of Australia and in terms of sun radiation is second lowest compared with the other Australian states. The computer simulation developed for this study makes it possible to determine the cost of grid-connected solar PV electricity at any location in any country based on availability of average daily solar exposure of each month as well as economical factors of the country.

A. Zahedi

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Airborne Wind Turbine  

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Broad Funding Opportunity Announcement Project: Makani Power is developing an Airborne Wind Turbine (AWT) that eliminates 90% of the mass of a conventional wind turbine and accesses a stronger, more consistent wind at altitudes of near 1,000 feet. At these altitudes, 85% of the country can offer viable wind resources compared to only 15% accessible with current technology. Additionally, the Makani Power wing can be economically deployed in deep offshore waters, opening up a resource which is 4 times greater than the entire U.S. electrical generation capacity. Makani Power has demonstrated the core technology, including autonomous launch, land, and power generation with an 8 meter wingspan, 20 kW prototype. At commercial scale, Makani Power aims to develop a 600 kW, 28 meter wingspan product capable of delivering energy at an unsubsidized cost competitive with coal, the current benchmark for low-cost power.

None

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

On the Fatigue Analysis of Wind Turbines  

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Modern wind turbines are fatigue critical machines that are typically used to produce electrical power from the wind. Operational experiences with these large rotating machines indicated that their components (primarily blades and blade joints) were failing at unexpectedly high rates, which led the wind turbine community to develop fatigue analysis capabilities for wind turbines. Our ability to analyze the fatigue behavior of wind turbine components has matured to the point that the prediction of service lifetime is becoming an essential part of the design process. In this review paper, I summarize the technology and describe the ''best practices'' for the fatigue analysis of a wind turbine component. The paper focuses on U.S. technology, but cites European references that provide important insights into the fatigue analysis of wind turbines.

Sutherland, Herbert J.

1999-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

Techno-economic evaluation of a ventilation system assisted with exhaust air heat recovery, electrical heater and solar energy  

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Abstract The energy consumed to condition fresh air is considerable, particularly for the buildings such as cinema, theatre or gymnasium saloons. The aim of the present study is to design a ventilation system assisted with exhaust air heat recovery unit, electrical heater and stored solar energy, then to make an economical analysis based on life cycle cost (LCC) to find out its payback period. The system is able to recover thermal energy of exhaust air, store solar energy during the sunlight period and utilize it in the period between 17:00 and 24:00 h. The transient behaviour of the system is simulated by the TRNSYS 16 software for winter period from 1st of November to 31st of March for Izmir city of Turkey. The obtained results show that the suggested ventilation system reduces energy consumption by 86% compared to the conventional ventilation system in which an electrical heater is used. The payback period of the suggested system is found to be 5 years and 8 months which is a promising result in favour of the solar energy usage in building ventilation systems.

Gamze Ozyogurtcu; Moghtada Mobedi; Baris Ozerdem

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

The cost of balancing a parabolic trough concentrated solar power plant in the Spanish electricity spot markets  

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Abstract This study presents a new dispatch model (SCSP) for a CSP plant based on a dynamic programing algorithm. The purpose is to investigate the cost of balancing a CSP plant in the Spanish electricity market. Results are presented for a parabolic plant in the Spanish market for years 2009, 2010 and 2011 using solar availability data at the Plataforma Solar, Andalucia, Spain. The variation of balancing cost with solar multiple (SM) and number of storage hours (Nh) is analysed and results for two different optimisation cases presented. The first uses day-ahead forecasts for both solar availability and market prices. The second uses day-ahead solar availability and within-day market price forecasts. Both cases are settled in the balancing market. Key results include that the balancing cost decreases with increased SM and Nh and that balancing costs can be 2.2% to 9.5% of the plants gross income. For all SM and Nh, balancing costs are a function of season, being lower in summer than winter driven by increased load-factor in summer. During the year Quarter 3 has a lower balancing cost than Quarter 2 due to a closer match between forecast and actual solar availability. Optimising against within-day prices costs more than with day-ahead prices resulting from more balancing energy traded at a less favourable price than day-ahead. It is envisaged that the numbers presented in this study will provide an aid to policy makers when constructing tariffs to support future CSP development.

S.W. Channon; P.C. Eames

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

High-Efficiency Solar Cells for Large-Scale Electricity Generation  

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One strategy for helping the solar industry to grow faster is to use very high efficiency cells under concentrating optics. By using lenses or mirrors to concentrate the light, very small solar cells can be used, reducing the amount of semiconductor material and allowing use of higher efficiency cells, which are now >40% efficient.

Kurtz, S.; Olson, J.; Geisz, J.; Friedman, D.; McMahon, W.; Ptak, A.; Wanlass, M.; Kibbler, A.; Kramer, C.; Bertness, K.; Ward, S.; Duda, A.; Young, M.; Carapella, J.; Steiner, M.

2008-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

368

End-users' experiences with electricity supply from stand-alone mini-grid solar PV power stations in rural areas of western China  

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Abstract The aim of this study is to understand electricity supply from stand-alone mini-grid solar PV power stations in remote rural areas of western China from the perspective of ‘end-users’ including: their satisfaction, evaluation of sufficiency of electricity supply, positive experiences, negative experiences, behaviors, and needs. The methodology used for this study adopts the approach of an in-depth case study with field research. Two townships, Saierlong Township in Qinghai Province and Namcuo Township in Tibet Autonomous Region (AR), were selected for the case studies. The methods for collecting data are interviews and household surveys in the field. Based on end-users' experiences, the households in both investigated townships were not satisfied with the electricity service. The main concerns were the insufficiency of electricity supply and unreliable electricity service. The insufficiency of the electricity supply was due to lack of information about local household electricity needs. As for the issue of unreliable electricity service, electricity was not regularly supplied on a daily basis. The duration of daily electricity supply was also not stable. The households were unable to predict the starting and ending times of daily electricity supply. Hence, when planning rural electrification with stand-alone mini-grid solar PV power stations, end-users' electricity demand approach should be taken into consideration, instead of only electricity supply approach.

Chian-Woei Shyu

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Akeena Solar Inc | Open Energy Information  

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Akeena Solar Inc Place: Los Gatos, California Zip: CA 95032 Sector: Solar Product: Residential and commercial solar electric system installer in the US. References: Akeena Solar...

370

Definition: Wind turbine | Open Energy Information  

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turbine turbine Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Wind turbine A machine that converts wind energy to mechanical energy; typically connected to a generator to produce electricity.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind, also called wind energy, into mechanical energy in a process known as wind power. If the mechanical energy is used to produce electricity, the device may be called a wind turbine or wind power plant. If the mechanical energy is used to drive machinery, such as for grinding grain or pumping water, the device is called a windmill or wind pump. Similarly, it may be referred to as a wind charger when used for charging batteries. The result of over a millennium of windmill development and modern engineering,

371

Improving the Efficiency of Electricity Use in Manufacturing  

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...fuel energy into electricity. The gas-turbine technology thus provides a much...technology is the steam-injected gas turbine, which incorporates a modem aircraft...potentially important application of gas-turbine cogenera-tion technology involves...

MARC ROSS

1989-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

372

Solar Energy  

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There are major advantages to using solar energy for a variety of energy needs including electrical generation and space heating. The availability of solar radiation is extremely high in some localities of the...

Charles E. Brown Ph.D.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Solar in Action (Brochure), Solar America...  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

and incentives for siting solar water heating systems at homes with electric water heating systems. * In 2005, the Solar Electric Power Association awarded a Business...

374

Advanced turbine systems program -- Conceptual design and product development. Final report  

SciTech Connect

This Final Technical Report presents the accomplishments on Phase 2 of the Advanced Turbine Systems (ATS). The ATS is an advanced, natural gas fired gas turbine system that will represent a major advance on currently available industrial gas turbines in the size range of 1--20 MW. This report covers a market-driven development. The Market Survey reported in Section 5 identified the customer`s performance needs. This market survey used analyses performed by Solar turbine Incorporated backed up by the analyses done by two consultants, Research Decision Consultants (RDC) and Onsite Energy Corporation (Onsite). This back-up was important because it is the belief of all parties that growth of the ATS will depend both on continued participation in Solar`s traditional oil and gas market but to a major extent on a new market. This new market is distributed electrical power generation. Difficult decisions have had to be made to meet the different demands of the two markets. Available resources, reasonable development schedules, avoidance of schedule or technology failures, probable acceptance by the marketplace, plus product cost, performance and environmental friendliness are a few of the complex factors influencing the selection of the Gas Fired Advanced Turbine System described in Section 3. Section 4 entitled ``Conversion to Coal`` was a task which addresses the possibility of a future interruption to an economic supply of natural gas. System definition and analysis is covered in Section 6. Two major objectives were met by this work. The first was identification of those critical technologies that can support overall attainment of the program goals. Separate technology or component programs were begun to identify and parameterize these technologies and are described in Section 7. The second objective was to prepare parametric analyses to assess performance sensitivity to operating variables and to select design approaches to meet the overall program goals.

NONE

1996-07-26T23:59:59.000Z

375

Dynamic simulation of the thermal and electrical behavior of a thermionic converter coupled to a solar concentrator  

SciTech Connect

A mathematical simulation for the dynamic thermal and electrical behavior of a thermionic converter coupled to a solar concentrator, is presented. The thermionic device is a Cesium-filled thermionic diode operating in the ignited mode. The emitter of the device is made of polycrystalline Rhenium and the collector of the device of Molybdenum. The solar concentrator is a parabolic dish. The designed emitter and collector temperatures are 1,850 K and 928 K, respectively. However, due to changes in ambient conditions, the collector efficiency varies and so does the system efficiency. This fact makes it necessary to evaluate the design of the system not just for one hour with constant conditions but also for a whole operating day. The paper presents plots for the emitter and collector thermionic device temperatures and power and voltage for a constant resistance load as a function of time.

Perez, G. [CUAP-UAP, Puebla (Mexico). Centro de Investigaciones en Dispositivos Semiconductores; Estrada, C.A.; Cervantes, J.G. [UNAM, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico). Solar Energy Research Lab.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

376

1 - Introduction to gas turbines  

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Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of the importance of gas turbines for the power generation and oil and gas sector and – in less detail – the aviation sector. Worldwide trends in power generation and electricity conversion processes and the role of gas turbines to minimise CO2 emissions are addressed. Gas turbines are essential and crucial to reduce emissions both in aviation and in power production. Technologies for improving gas turbine and system efficiency, through higher turbine inlet temperatures, improved materials, cooling methods and thermal barrier coatings are described. New thermodynamic approaches, including intercooling, water and steam injection and hybrid cycles are addressed. Major issues are also fuel and operational flexibility, reliability and availability, cost reduction and power density, especially for the offshore sector. Market trends have been sketched. In the coming decades, gas turbines will be one of the major technologies for CO2 emission reductions in the power generation, aviation, oil and gas exploration and transport sectors. This prognosis is based on their high current efficiency and further efficiency improvement potential, both for simple cycle as for combined-cycle applications.

A.J.A. Mom

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

377

Sandia National Laboratories: Solar Energy  

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heat can also be efficiently and cheaply stored to produce electricity when the sun ... Solar Energy On February 3, 2011, in Solar Programs Photovoltaics Concentrating Solar...

378

Planning for PV: The Value and Cost of Solar Electricity (Fact Sheet)  

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This is a brochure developed specifically for residential home builders. It provides information on basic financial factors and additional resources to consider when incorporating solar technologies into building plans.

Not Available

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

379

Approaches To Integrating A HIgh Penertration Of Solar PV and CPV Onto The Electrical Grid  

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Workshop on Renewable Energy Costs for the 2012 Integrated renewable portfolio standards (RPS) and energy efficiency goals in a costcost of installing rooftop solar panels. While the renewable energy

Hill, Steven Craig

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

NPS-SCAT electrical power system ; Naval Postgraduate School Solar Cell Array Tester .  

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??The Naval Postgraduate School Solar Cell Array Tester (NPS-SCAT) seeks to expand the CubeSat knowledge base and provide learning possibilities at the Naval Postgraduate School.… (more)

Dorn, Lawrence Tyrone.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Analysis of International Policies In The Solar Electricity Sector: Lessons for India  

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systems and solar system micro-grids are being looked uponSupport for off-grid/micro-grid applications manufacturingSupport for off-grid/micro-grid applications development

Deshmukh, Ranjit

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Tornado type wind turbines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A tornado type wind turbine has a vertically disposed wind collecting tower with spaced apart inner and outer walls and a central bore. The upper end of the tower is open while the lower end of the structure is in communication with a wind intake chamber. An opening in the wind chamber is positioned over a turbine which is in driving communication with an electrical generator. An opening between the inner and outer walls at the lower end of the tower permits radially flowing air to enter the space between the inner and outer walls while a vertically disposed opening in the wind collecting tower permits tangentially flowing air to enter the central bore. A porous portion of the inner wall permits the radially flowing air to interact with the tangentially flowing air so as to create an intensified vortex flow which exits out of the top opening of the tower so as to create a low pressure core and thus draw air through the opening of the wind intake chamber so as to drive the turbine.

Hsu, Cheng-Ting (Ames, IA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Ener-Gee Whiz Answers Your Questions: Wind vs. Solar | Department of Energy  

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Ener-Gee Whiz Answers Your Questions: Wind vs. Solar Ener-Gee Whiz Answers Your Questions: Wind vs. Solar Ener-Gee Whiz Answers Your Questions: Wind vs. Solar August 11, 2009 - 12:48pm Addthis Amy Foster Parish Costa writes: Do you think using wind is better than using solar to generate electricity? Ener-Gee Whiz: If you're considering installing a renewable energy system and are having a hard time deciding between the wind turbines and solar panels, you might find that the right renewable energy system for you depends on a number of factors. The first and most obvious consideration is the wind or solar resource in your area. While there is a tendency to think that the wind always blows and the sun always shines no matter where you're located, wind and solar resources are actually quite variable across the United States.

384

Steam Turbine Cogeneration  

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Steam turbines are widely used in most industrial facilities because steam is readily available and steam turbine is easy to operate and maintain. If designed properly, a steam turbine co-generation (producing heat and power simultaneously) system...

Quach, K.; Robb, A. G.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Hawaiian Electric Company Demand Response Roadmap Project  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

with  residential  electric  resistance  water  heater  solar system backup electric resistance water heaters. Anheaters require electric resistance backup water heaters.

Levy, Roger

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

386

Steam turbine upgrades: A utility based approach  

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In the increasingly competitive power generation markets utilities must strive towards lower electricity generation costs, whilst relying on an aging steam turbine fleet. By the year 2000 more than 25% of the global steam turbine capacity will be older than 30 years. The heat rate of such units is generally considerably higher than that of equivalent new plant, and such equipment can be further disadvantaged by increased maintenance costs and forced outage rates. Over the past decade steam turbine conversion, modification, and upgrade packages have become an increasingly important part of the European steam turbine market. Furthermore, many utilities now realize that enhanced cost-effectiveness can often be obtained by moving away from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), and the upgrading of other manufacturers' plant is now routine within the steam turbine industry. By working closely with customers, GE has developed a comprehensive range of steam turbine upgrade packages, including advanced design steampaths which can increase the performance of existing turbine installations to levels comparable with new plant. Such packages are tailor-made to the requirements of each customer, to ensure that the most cost-effective engineering solution is identified. This paper presents an overview of GE's state-of-the-art steam turbine technology, and continues to describe typical economic models for turbine upgrades.

Wakeley, G.R.

1998-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Electricity Rate Structures and the Economics of Solar PV: Could Mandatory Time-of-Use Rates Undermine California’s Solar Photovoltaic Subsidies?  

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into e?ect for solar-rebate recipients. By June, CaliforniaTOU mandate makes the solar rebate program less attractive ?of California’s solar rebate databases indicates that there

Borenstein, Severin

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

MHK Technologies/Current Electric Generator | Open Energy Information  

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Generator Generator < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Current Electric Generator.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Current Electric Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The Current Electric Generator will create electricity in three different processes simultaniously by harnessing the motion of water current to rotate the generator Two forms of magnetic induction and solar cells on the outer housing will produce electricity very efficiently The generators will be wired up together in large fields on open waterways sumerged from harm The electricity will be sent back to mainland via an underwater wire for consumption The Current Electric Generator is designed with the environment in mind and will primarilly be constructed from recycled materials cutting emmisions cost

389

Definition: Turbine | Open Energy Information  

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Jump to: navigation, search Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Turbine A device or machine that converts the kinetic energy of a fluid (air, water, steam or other gases) to mechanical energy.[1][2] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition Related Terms Electric generator, Electricity, Electricity generation, energy, bioenergy References ↑ http://205.254.135.24/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=T ↑ http://www1.eere.energy.gov/site_administration/glossary.html Retriev LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. ed from "http://en.openei.org/w/index.php?title=Definition:Turbine&oldid=493149" Category: Definitions What links here Related changes Special pages Printable version Permanent link Browse properties 429 Throttled (bot load) Error 429 Throttled (bot load)

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Materials Issues in Innovative Turbine Blade Designs - Oak Ridge National Laboratory  

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Materials Issues in Innovative Turbine Materials Issues in Innovative Turbine Blade Designs-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Background Gas turbine efficiency and service life are strongly affected by the turbine expansion process, where the working fluid's high thermal energy gas is converted into mechanical energy to drive the compressor and the electric generator. The most effective way to increase the efficiency of the expansion process is to raise the temperature of the turbine's working fluid.

391

STEP—A Solar Chemical Process to End Anthropogenic Global Warming. II: Experimental Results  

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Alternative chemical processes are needed to decrease the level of atmospheric greenhouse gases. ... STEP provides a different pathway for solar energy conversion, at high efficiency, and is capable of proactively removing carbon dioxide and also generating a range of useful chemicals without greenhouse gas emission. ... The second, termed Hy-STEP (on the right), does not separate sunlight and instead directs sunlight to heating the electrolysis, and the electrical energy for electrolysis is generated by a separate source (such as by photovoltaic, solar thermal electric, wind turbine, hydro, nuclear, or fossil fuel generated electronic charge). ...

Stuart Licht; Baohui Wang; Hongjun Wu

2011-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

392

SunShot Initiative: 10-Megawatt Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Turbine  

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10-Megawatt Supercritical Carbon 10-Megawatt Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Turbine to someone by E-mail Share SunShot Initiative: 10-Megawatt Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Turbine on Facebook Tweet about SunShot Initiative: 10-Megawatt Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Turbine on Twitter Bookmark SunShot Initiative: 10-Megawatt Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Turbine on Google Bookmark SunShot Initiative: 10-Megawatt Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Turbine on Delicious Rank SunShot Initiative: 10-Megawatt Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Turbine on Digg Find More places to share SunShot Initiative: 10-Megawatt Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Turbine on AddThis.com... Concentrating Solar Power Systems Components Competitive Awards CSP Research & Development Thermal Storage CSP Recovery Act Baseload CSP SunShot Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

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Accuracy of the actuator disc-RANS approach for predicting the performance and wake of tidal turbines  

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...approach for modelling farms of tidal stream turbines...aerodynamic analysis of wind farms. J. Solar Energy Eng...ISOPE-2008: 18th Int. Offshore and Offshore and Polar...model simulations with offshore wind turbine wake profiles...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Biphase turbine for reverse osmosis desalination. Final report  

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A new hydraulic reaction turbine was designed to recover the power available in the high-pressure waste-brine stream of reverse osmosis desalination systems. A reaction turbine sized for reverse-osmosis systems producing 600 gph was built and tested. The turbine performed well driving either a variable-speed pump or an electrical generator. Measured turbine efficiency (shaft power divided by available power) was 63%, compared with a prediction of 67%. The turbine can be built with larger capacity to reduce the size, weight and power consumption of reverse osmosis desalination systems. Efficiency of larger units is predicted to lie in the range of 65 to 70%.

Limburg, P.L.

1982-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

MHK Technologies/Water Wall Turbine | Open Energy Information  

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Turbine Turbine < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Water Wall Turbine.png Technology Profile Primary Organization Water Wall Turbine Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Cross Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description WWTurbine has developed and introduced a new commercially viable system for the extraction of Potential and Kinetic Energy from large fast moving water currents for conversion into Electric Energy Mooring Configuration Monopile Optimum Marine/Riverline Conditions min current velocity of 2 m s Technology Dimensions Technology Nameplate Capacity (MW) 0 5 3 0 MW Device Testing

396

Wind turbine  

SciTech Connect

The improvement in a wind turbine comprises providing a tower with a freely liftable mount and adapting a nacelle which is fitted with a propeller windwheel consisting of a plurality of rotor blades and provided therein with means for conversion of wind energy to be shifted onto said mount attached to the tower. In case of a violent wind storm, the nacelle can be lowered down to the ground to protect the rotor blades from breakage due to the force of the wind. Required maintenance and inspection of the nacelle and replacement of rotor blades can be safely carried out on the ground.

Abe, M.

1982-01-19T23:59:59.000Z

397

Analysis of the fuel efficiency of gas-turbine cogeneration stations  

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A technique for evaluating the fuel efficiency of the combined generation of electricity and heat at a gas-turbine cogeneration station is presented. The effects the regeneration degree of the gas-turbine cycle a...

V. I. Evenko; A. S. Strebkov

2006-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

First U.S. Grid-Connected Offshore Wind Turbine Installed Off...  

Office of Environmental Management (EM)

deepwater offshore floating wind turbine near Bangor. When the turbine was turned on and electricity began flowing through an undersea cable to Central Maine Power on June 13, the...

399

Modeling a solar energy system for required heat and electricity of a house  

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In attaining sustainable development, energy efficiency processes and sustainable energy resources play an important role. The use of renewable energies offers a wide range of benefits and low CO2-emision. A sustainable energy system may be regarded ... Keywords: TEG modules, parabolic mirrors, photovoltaic, renewable energy (RE), seebeck module, solar energy

C?t?lin Mocanu; Krisztina Uzuneanu; Joaquim Carlos Freitas; Jorge Martins; Daniela Tasma

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effects of Highly Non-uniform Illumination Distribution on Electrical Performance of Solar Cells  

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be considered by defining an equivalent lumped series resistance and then modelling the cell with the solar cell equivalent circuit (Nielsen 1982; Sokolic et al. 1993). However, the equivalent lumped resistance value particular attention must be paid to series resistance which is distributed in nature. The main sources

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Ceramic stationary gas turbine development. Final report, Phase 1  

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This report summarizes work performed by Solar Turbines Inc. and its subcontractors during the period September 25, 1992 through April 30, 1993. The objective of the work is to improve the performance of stationary gas turbines in cogeneration through implementation of selected ceramic components.

NONE

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Advanced Materials for Mercury 50 Gas Turbine Combustion System  

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Solar Turbines Incorporated (Solar), under cooperative agreement number DE-FC26-0CH11049, has conducted development activities to improve the durability of the Mercury 50 combustion system to 30,000 hours life and reduced life cycle costs. This project is part of Advanced Materials in the Advanced Industrial Gas Turbines program in DOE's Office of Distributed Energy. The targeted development engine was the Mercury{trademark} 50 gas turbine, which was developed by Solar under the DOE Advanced Turbine Systems program (DOE contract number DE-FC21-95MC31173). As a generator set, the Mercury 50 is used for distributed power and combined heat and power generation and is designed to achieve 38.5% electrical efficiency, reduced cost of electricity, and single digit emissions. The original program goal was 20,000 hours life, however, this goal was increased to be consistent with Solar's standard 30,000 hour time before overhaul for production engines. Through changes to the combustor design to incorporate effusion cooling in the Generation 3 Mercury 50 engine, which resulted in a drop in the combustor wall temperature, the current standard thermal barrier coated liner was predicted to have 18,000 hours life. With the addition of the advanced materials technology being evaluated under this program, the combustor life is predicted to be over 30,000 hours. The ultimate goal of the program was to demonstrate a fully integrated Mercury 50 combustion system, modified with advanced materials technologies, at a host site for a minimum of 4,000 hours. Solar was the Prime Contractor on the program team, which includes participation of other gas turbine manufacturers, various advanced material and coating suppliers, nationally recognized test laboratories, and multiple industrial end-user field demonstration sites. The program focused on a dual path development route to define an optimum mix of technologies for the Mercury 50 and future gas turbine products. For liner and injector development, multiple concepts including high thermal resistance thermal barrier coatings (TBC), oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) alloys, continuous fiber ceramic composites (CFCC), and monolithic ceramics were evaluated before down-selection to the most promising candidate materials for field evaluation. Preliminary, component and sub-scale testing was conducted to determine material properties and demonstrate proof-of-concept. Full-scale rig and engine testing was used to validated engine performance prior to field evaluation at a Qualcomm Inc. cogeneration site located in San Diego, California. To ensure that the CFCC liners with the EBC proposed under this program would meet the target life, field evaluations of ceramic matrix composite liners in Centaur{reg_sign} 50 gas turbine engines, which had previously been conducted under the DOE sponsored Ceramic Stationary Gas Turbine program (DE-AC02-92CE40960), was continued under this program at commercial end-user sites under Program Subtask 1A - Extended CFCC Materials Durability Testing. The goal of these field demonstrations was to demonstrate significant component life, with milestones of 20,000 and 30,000 hours. Solar personnel monitor the condition of the liners at the field demonstration sites through periodic borescope inspections and emissions measurements. This program was highly successful at evaluating advanced materials and down-selecting promising solutions for use in gas turbine combustions systems. The addition of the advanced materials technology has enabled the predicted life of the Mercury 50 combustion system to reach 30,000 hours, which is Solar's typical time before overhaul for production engines. In particular, a 40 mil thick advanced Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) system was selected over various other TBC systems, ODS liners and CFCC liners for the 4,000-hour field evaluation under the program. This advanced TBC is now production bill-of-material at various thicknesses up to 40 mils for all of Solar's advanced backside-cooled combustor liners (Centaur 50, Taurus 60, Mars 100, Taurus 70,

Price, Jeffrey

2008-09-30T23:59:59.000Z

403

New Hampshire Electric Co-Op- Residential Solar Photovoltaic Incentive Program  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) is offering rebates for residential, grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems up to one megawatt (MW) in capacity. The rebate is equal to 20% of the installed cost of...

404

Concentrated solar power in the future of electricity generation: a synthesis of reasons  

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...electricity generation. Experience...steam-Rankine coal-fired power plants, nuclear...defaults in generation units. Large...need to have a generation system with...the unitary power will have to...and natural gas. Evidently...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Performance Assessment of a Recuperative Helium Gas Turbine System  

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Helium is considered an ideal working fluid for closed cycle gas turbines powered by the heat of nuclear reactors or solar concentrators. Energetic and exergetic based thermodynamic analyses ... applied to an act...

Rami Salah El-Emam; Ibrahim Dincer

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Final environmental impact report for the California Energy Commission Solar Program and Wind Program  

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This Final Environmental Impact Report analyzes the California Energy Commission's Solar Program and Wind Program. The Solar Program is not expected to have any significant environmental effects. The assembly of solar systems will require the manufacture of certain component materials such as steel, aluminum, glass, copper, fiberglass insulation and polyurethane insulation. With the exception of copper and aluminum, all the materials can be manufactured in California. The air quality impacts associated with the production of these materials are insignificant and, in most cases, are more than offset by reduced emissions from decreased electrical generation and natural gas consumption. There are no expected water quality impacts associated with the production of the materials. The Solar Program will also have socioeconomic effects. The purchase price of some new housing will increase as a result of installing solar systems. The Solar Program will have a positive effect on employment, increasing the number of jobs available in both the manufacturing and installation of solar systems. The Wind Program has a near-term goal of 500 megawatts of wind generated electricity on line in California by 1985. Potential sites for wind development from a wind resource standpoint, occur in the desert and mountains where strong, persistent winds occur. The siting of a specified number of wind turbines may pose potential environmental impacts, but these effects are mitigable. The most substantial concern is the need for scattered wind turbines over a given area. Construction impacts from turbine pad leveling, access roads and transmission corridors could be considerable. Conflicts with existing and future land use may also occur. Operational effects include minor changes in microclimate, bird collisions with the turbine blades, noise, increased off-road vehicle use, aesthetics and radio and television wave interference.

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1980-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Microsoft PowerPoint - Durango Solar La Plata Electric Public Meeting srs  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

Briefing on the Briefing on the U. S. Department of Energy Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project at the Durango, Colorado, Site August 2011 Office of Legacy Management Office of Site Operations 2 2 Meeting Agenda Office of Legacy Management (LM) LM sites Durango Disposal Site background Long-term surveillance plan (LTSP) Environmental assessment for the solar PV project at the Durango Disposal Site DOE lease Path forward* * All information discussed at this meeting is available in the Expression of Interest that has been made publicly available. 3 3 About LM Part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Three primary offices: Washington, DC; Grand Junction, Colorado; and Morgantown, West Virginia LM Mission To manage DOE's post-closure responsibilities and ensure the

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Future economic of concentrating solar power (CSP) for electricity generation in Egypt  

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Abstract Population growth and economic development are leading to a continuous increase in energy demand in Egypt. At the same time conventional energy sources are diminishing amid growing global concern for the environment. These factors underline the importance of increasing the use of Renewable Energy sources. Egypt has enormous potential in Solar energy (CSP). There is sufficient proof of Egypt?s potential for extracting energy from Concentrated Solar Power, especially power on demand generation. CSP represents a reliable and sustainable source of energy for Egypt with different outputs that can be used. In this paper, we present a road map strategy for the market introduction of CSP in Egypt, removing the main barriers for financing and starting market introduction in the peak load and the medium load segment of power supply.

Enas R. Shouman; N.M. Khattab

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

SunShot Solar Power Reduces Costs and Uncertainty in Future Low-Carbon Electricity Systems  

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While technology availability may not be a limiting factor in achieving deep emission reductions with wind and solar, well-designed market mechanisms and policy structures may need to be put in place – in addition to long-term policy support for climate goals – to ensure coordinated investment in R&D and infrastructure, and efficient deployment of enabling technologies such as storage, demand response, flexible transmission, and active controls. ...

Ana Mileva; James H. Nelson; Josiah Johnston; Daniel M. Kammen

2013-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

410

Analysis of a high-temperature heat exchanger for an externally-fired micro gas turbine  

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Abstract The externally-fired gas turbine (EFGT) can convert fuels such as coal, biomass, biomass gasification gas and solar energy into electricity and heat. The combination of this technology with biomass gasification gas represents an interesting option for gasification, for which it has been difficult to find a conversion technology. In this system, the heat exchanger deals with the contaminants of biomass derived gas instead of the turbine itself. However, these contaminants can build a deposit layer in the heat exchanger that can affect its performance. The heat exchanger is important in externally fired gas turbines since the turbine inlet temperature is directly dependent on its performance. Several studies on heat exchangers for externally fired gas turbines have been carried out. However, very few detailed studies were found comparing the performance of heat exchangers for externally fired gas turbines considering the effect of deposit materials on the surfaces. In this regard, this work compares the performance of a corrugated plate heat exchanger and a two-tube-passes shell and tube heat exchanger considering the effect of thickness of deposit material with different thermal conductivities on pressure drop and effectiveness. The results show that the effectiveness of the corrugated plate heat exchanger is more influenced at larger thicknesses of deposit materials than the two-tube-passes shell and tube heat exchanger. There is an exponential increase in the pressure drop of the plate heat exchanger while a monotonic increase of pressure drop is seen for the shell and tube heat exchanger. The increase in the thickness of the deposit material has two effects. On one hand, it increases the resistance to heat transfer and on the other hand, it reduces the through flow area increasing the velocity and hence the heat transfer coefficient. Additionally, the effectiveness of the heat exchangers had a stronger influence on the power output than the pressure drop.

Fabiola Baina; Anders Malmquist; Lucio Alejo; Björn Palm; Torsten H. Fransson

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Passively cooled direct drive wind turbine  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A wind turbine is provided that passively cools an electrical generator. The wind turbine includes a plurality of fins arranged peripherally around a generator house. Each of the fins being oriented at an angle greater than zero degrees to allow parallel flow of air over the fin. The fin is further tapered to allow a constant portion of the fin to extend beyond the air stream boundary layer. Turbulence initiators on the nose cone further enhance heat transfer at the fins.

Costin, Daniel P. (Chelsea, VT)

2008-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

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ELECTRIC  

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you nay give us will be greatly uppreckted. VPry truly your23, 9. IX. Sin0j3, Mtinager lclectronics and Nuclear Physics Dept. omh , WESTINGHOUSE-THE NAT KING IN ELECTRICITY...

413

turbine | OpenEI Community  

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turbine Home Future of Condition Monitoring for Wind Turbines Description: Research into third party software to aid in the development of better CMS in order to raise turbine...

414

Fuel option for gas turbine  

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Growth in electricity demand is an average of 10% per year. Energy, emission, and economy are importance of critical concerns for generating systems. Therefore, combined cycle power plant is preferred to Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) new power generating capacity. The various option of available fuel for gas turbine are natural gas, liquid fuel and coal fuel. Particularly with the tremendous price increases in imported and domestic fuel supplies, natural gas is an attractive low cost alternative for power generation. EGAT has researched using heavy fuel instead of natural gas since the year 1991. The problems of various corrosion characteristics have been found. In addition, fuel treatment for gas turbine are needed, and along with it, the environmental consideration are options that provide the limitation of environmental regulation.

Tantayakom, S. [Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Nonthaburi (Thailand). Chemical and Analysis Dept.

1995-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

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EPRI steam turbine and generator NDE, life assessment, and maintenance workshop. [Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NonDestructive Evaluation (NDE)  

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On July 16--19, 1991, the EPRI NDE Center hosted the second EPRI Steam Turbine and Generator NDE, Life Assessment and Maintenance Workshop. This workshop was co-sponsored by the Nuclear Power and the Generation and Storage Divisions of EPRI. Attendees represented all sectors of the industry including utilities, equipment manufacturers, forging suppliers, service organizations, government organizations, insurancecarriers, and consultants from the United States and abroad. Domestic utility presence was again strong, with 105 representatives from 44 utilities in attendance. Australia, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland were represented in the international contingent. A key and integral part of the workshop was a vendor equipment fair, in which some 23 organizations displayed and demonstrated equipment and services that they offer. Formal presentation of 53 technical papers made up the technical portion of the agenda, which also included two breakout discussion sessions on topical subjects. To provide optimum opportunity for participants to hear all presentations on closely related topics, the sessions were set such that a NDE session ran parallel to the life assessment session. The first NDE session included turbine related topics while the first life assessment session addressed generator issues. The last sessions of the workshop were just reversed with turbine topics being addressed in the life assessment session while generator issues were presented in the NDE session. Presentations on maintenance topics and on monitoring and diagnostics topics were also presented in parallel sessions. These proceedings contain the texts of the papers presented at the workshop. Individual papers in indexed separately.

Nottingham, L.D.; Sabourin, P.F.

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Thermal Conductivity Enhancement of High Temperature Phase Change Materials for Concentrating Solar Power Plant Applications  

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537°C) steam for the steam turbine to generate electricity.as heat sources for steam turbines. Mainly three approachesto Stirling or Brayton steam turbine, moderate to high heat

Roshandell, Melina

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Accepted for publication in Energy Policy Greenhouse-gas Emissions from Solar Electric-and Nuclear Power: A Life-cycle  

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Accepted for publication in Energy Policy Greenhouse-gas Emissions from Solar Electric- and Nuclear, photovoltaic, nuclear, life cycle 1 #12;Introduction The production of energy by burning fossil fuels generates, it is envisioned that expanding generation technologies based on nuclear power and renewable energy sources would

418

Global potential for wind-generated electricity  

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...6 MW, deployed offshore, reflecting the greater...incentive to deploy larger turbines to capture the higher wind speeds available in...Electricity-Producing Wind Turbines ( International Electrotechnical...2008 ) Assessing offshore wind resources: An accessible...

Xi Lu; Michael B. McElroy; Juha Kiviluoma

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

NREL: Wind Research - Small Wind Turbine Webinars  

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Small Wind Turbine Webinars Small Wind Turbine Webinars Here you will find webinars about small wind turbines that NREL hosted. Introducing WindLease(tm): Making Wind Energy Affordable NREL and the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Wind Division co-hosted this webinar. (Text Version.) Date: August 1, 2013 Run Time: 40 minutes Joe Hess, VP of Business Development at United Wind, described United Wind's WindQuote and WindLease Program and explained the process from the dealer's and consumer's perspective. Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association NREL and the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Wind Division co-hosted this webinar. (Text Version). Date: March 7, 2013 Run Time: 1 hour Russel Smith, Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association executive director and co-founder, provided an overview of the trade association

420

Rural Electrification Through Solar and Wind Hybrid System: A Self Sustained Grid Free Electric Power Source  

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In India, more than 200 million people live in rural areas without access to grid-connected power. A convenient & cost-effective solution would be hybrid power systems which can reduce dependency on grid supply, improve reliability. For a typical domestic load a solar –wind hybrid system is designed with charge controller to charge a conventional battery. To optimize system efficiency, a simple algorithm is developed for system sizing. Total cost of unit is calculated using life cycle cost analysis and payback peri

Vadirajacharya; P.K. Katti

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

NETL: News Release - Enabling Turbine Technologies for Hydrogen Fuels  

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September 8, 2005 September 8, 2005 Enabling Turbine Technologies for Hydrogen Fuels Turbine Program Advances Ultra-Clean, Coal-Based Systems WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy Turbine Technology R&D Program was recently expanded with the selection of 10 new projects valued at $130 million. The new program will advance turbines and turbine subsystems for integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants, and address the use of hydrogen in small-scale turbines for industrial applications. Resulting technologies will operate cleanly and efficiently when fueled with coal-derived hydrogen or synthesis gas. Turbines can generate electrical power on a large scale-in central power stations sized 250 megawatts and larger-or on a small scale-in local, industrial power systems sized 1-100 megawatts. Small-scale systems also produce mechanical power for jet engines, compressors, heating systems, and other applications.

422

Gas turbine generators from India for Asian and world markets  

SciTech Connect

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL), in India, is an important producer of large industrial gas turbines in the Asian area. The company produces both GE frame type industrial gas turbines and Siemens design gas turbines for power generation service. Up to this time, BHEL has manufactured and supplied 68 gas turbine power generation units of GE design, ranging from Frame 1 to Frame 6 sizes, and two Siemens V94.2 gas turbines rated at 150 MW ISO. In addition, 15 gas turbine generating units are currently being manufactured. These include a large Frame 9 unit and a V94.2 gas turbine. This paper describes briefly some of the projects completed by the company.

NONE

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

MHK Technologies/Tidal Stream Turbine | Open Energy Information  

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Stream Turbine Stream Turbine < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage Tidal Stream Turbine.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization StatoilHydro co owned by Hammerfest Strong Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 5 6 System Integration and Technology Laboratory Demonstration Technology Description A fully operational 300kW prototype tidal turbine has been running in Norway since 2003 and has achieved good results It s the world s first tidal turbine to supply electricity directly to the onshore grid In the autumn of 2008 Hammerfest Str�m signed an intention agreement with Scottish Power to further develop tidal technology in the UK A 1 MW turbine is currently under development

424

Life cycle assessment: A case study of two wind turbines used in Mexico  

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Abstract This paper presents the case study of two wind turbines installed in Mexico which are analyzed using the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. Environmental impacts of different fabrication materials and electricity consumption were studied for the main turbine components. The designs of both turbines were examined through the phases of manufacture, construction, and final disposal. Both turbines (turbine A and turbine B) were of 2.0 megawatts (MW). Results ascertain that the most intensive environmental impacts come from the nacelle and tower components of both turbines; and that within life cycle phases, turbine A influences the environment less than turbine B, specifically during manufacture and final disposal. This study is valuable for decision makers in the domain of technological product design and marketing; in order to determine which features of the wind turbines can be modified to mitigate environmental impacts, contributing to technological innovation in the domains of sustainability and renewable energies in Mexico.

A.V. Vargas; E. Zenón; U. Oswald; J.M. Islas; L.P. Güereca; F.L. Manzini

2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Ferrostaal eSolar JV | Open Energy Information  

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eSolar JV Jump to: navigation, search Name: Ferrostaal & eSolar JV Place: Germany Sector: Solar Product: Germany-based solar thermal electricity generation joint venture....

426

SunShot Initiative: Concentrating Solar Power  

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Power Power SunShot CSP Team Learn more about the SunShot concentrating solar power program staff by visiting the team's profile pages. Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory High-Efficiency Thermal Energy Storage System for CSP University of California Los Angeles University of California Los Angeles High Operating Temperature Liquid Metal Heat Transfer Fluids Jet Propulsion Laborator Jet Propulsion Laboratory Low-Cost, Lightweight Solar Concentrators Abengoa Solar Abengoa Solar Advanced Nitrate Salt Central Receiver Power Plant HiTek Services HiTek Services Low-Cost Heliostat Development The Department of Energy (DOE) supports research and development of concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies as a unique path to achieve SunShot Initiative cost targets with systems that can supply solar power on demand through the use of thermal storage. CSP technologies use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto receivers that collect solar energy and convert it to heat. Thermal energy can then be used to produce electricity via a turbine or heat engine driving a generator.

427

Effect of Ag doping on opto-electrical properties of CdS thin films for solar cell applications  

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Abstract Cadmium sulfide (CdS) polycrystalline thin films of different thicknesses (ranging from 370 nm to 750 nm) were fabricated on corning glass substrates using Close Spaced Sublimation (CSS) technique. Optical and electrical investigation revealed that CdS thin films show an appreciable transparency (50–70% transmission) in visible range and a highly resistive behavior (106 ? cm). Samples were doped by silver (Ag) at different concentrations, using ion exchange technique, in order to reduce the resistivity of CdS thin films and to improve their efficiency as a window layer for solar cell application. The doping of Ag in pure CdS thin films resulted into an increase of surface roughness and a decrease both in electrical resistivity and in transparency. By optimizing annealing parameters, we were able to properly control the optical properties of the present system. In fact, the Ag doping of pure CdS films has led to a decrease of the sample resistivity by three orders of magnitude (103 ? cm) against a 20% cut in optical transmission.

Adnan Nazir; Andrea Toma; Nazar Abbas Shah; Simone Panaro; Sajid Butt; Rizwan ur Rehman Sagar; Waseem Raja; Kamran Rasool; Asghari Maqsood

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Promoting electricity from renewable energy sources -- lessons learned from the EU, U.S. and Japan  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

certification procedure for wind turbines as early as 1978electricity from onshore wind turbines between 2003 and 2005from abroad, may own wind turbines in Denmark. At the end of

Haas, Reinhard

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Harmonic effects of solar geomagnetically induced currents on the electrical distribution system in nuclear power plants  

SciTech Connect

Most previous analysis on the effects of geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) on electric utility systems has steady-state phenomena, with the main interest in the generator step-up transformer and the off-site power system. This paper begins to investigate the possible effects that a GIC event might have on the power plant itself, by examining the harmonic distortion that could exist at various voltage levels in the on-site distribution system.

Carroll, D.P. [Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States); Kasturi, S. [MOS, Inc., Melville, NY (United States); Subudhi, M.; Gunther, W. [Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States)

1992-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

430

Harmonic effects of solar geomagnetically induced currents on the electrical distribution system in nuclear power plants  

SciTech Connect

Most previous analysis on the effects of geomagnetically induced currents (GIC) on electric utility systems has steady-state phenomena, with the main interest in the generator step-up transformer and the off-site power system. This paper begins to investigate the possible effects that a GIC event might have on the power plant itself, by examining the harmonic distortion that could exist at various voltage levels in the on-site distribution system.

Carroll, D.P. (Florida Univ., Gainesville, FL (United States)); Kasturi, S. (MOS, Inc., Melville, NY (United States)); Subudhi, M.; Gunther, W. (Brookhaven National Lab., Upton, NY (United States))

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Foam Cleaning of Steam Turbines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The efficiency and power output of a steam turbine can be dramatically reduced when deposits form on the turbine blades. Disassembly and mechanical cleaning of the turbine is very time consuming and costly. Deposits can be removed from the turbine...

Foster, C.; Curtis, G.; Horvath, J. W.

432

Vertical axis wind turbine  

SciTech Connect

Wind turbines are largely divided into vertical axis wind turbines and propeller (Horizontal axis) wind turbines. The present invention discloses a vertical axis high speed wind turbine provided with rotational speed control systems. This vertical axis wind turbine is formed by having blades of a proper airfoil fitted to respective supporting arms provided radially from a vertical rotating shaft by keeping the blade span-wise direction in parallel with the shaft and being provided with aerodynamic control elements operating manually or automatically to control the rotational speed of the turbine.

Kato, Y.; Seki, K.; Shimizu, Y.

1981-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

433

Thermodynamic Limits of Solar Cell Efficiency  

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A general analysis of the coversion of solar heat to electrical energy in solar cells is presented. Some solar cell structures and processes are described which, in...

Würfel, Peter

434

Solar Energy, Its Conversion and Utilization  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

The basis of the discussions is the University of Florida Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory with its Solar House and its Solar-Electric Car.

Erich A. Farber

1974-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

FUEL CELL/MICRO-TURBINE COMBINED CYCLE  

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A wide variety of conceptual design studies have been conducted that describe ultra-high efficiency fossil power plant cycles. The most promising of these ultra-high efficiency cycles incorporate high temperature fuel cells with a gas turbine. Combining fuel cells with a gas turbine increases overall cycle efficiency while reducing per kilowatt emissions. This study has demonstrated that the unique approach taken to combining a fuel cell and gas turbine has both technical and economic merit. The approach used in this study eliminates most of the gas turbine integration problems associated with hybrid fuel cell turbine systems. By using a micro-turbine, and a non-pressurized fuel cell the total system size (kW) and complexity has been reduced substantially from those presented in other studies, while maintaining over 70% efficiency. The reduced system size can be particularly attractive in the deregulated electrical generation/distribution environment where the market may not demand multi-megawatt central stations systems. The small size also opens up the niche markets to this high efficiency, low emission electrical generation option.

Larry J. Chaney; Mike R. Tharp; Tom W. Wolf; Tim A. Fuller; Joe J. Hartvigson

1999-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

DOE Solar Decathlon: Crowder College: Energizing Campus  

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and 2002 Crowder College solar houses on either side of a wind turbine on the school's campus. and 2002 Crowder College solar houses on either side of a wind turbine on the school's campus. Enlarge image The Crowder Solar Decathlon houses, along with a refurbished Nordtank 65-kW wind turbine, will soon provide power to the school's MARET Center. (Courtesy of Joel Lamson) Who: Crowder College What: Solar house Where: Crowder College 601 Laclede Ave. Neosho, MO 64850 Map This House Public tours: Not available Solar Decathlon 2002 Crowder College: Energizing Campus The solar-powered house designed by Crowder College for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2002 returned to Neosho, Missouri, after the competition. It is now joined by the 2005 house and a refurbished Nordtank 65-kW wind turbine on the west side of campus. All three renewable energy

437

ELECTRIC  

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438

Solar Innovator | Alta Devices  

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Selected to participate in the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative, Alta Devices produces solar cells that convert sunlight into electricity at world record-breaking levels of efficiency. Through its innovative solar technology Alta is helping bring down the cost of solar. Learn more about the Energy Department's efforts to advance solar technology at energy.gov/solar .

Mattos, Laila; Le, Minh

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Two-Dimensional Measurement of n+-p Asymmetrical Junctions in Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells Using AFM-Based Electrical Techniques with Nanometer Resolution: Preprint  

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Lateral inhomogeneities of modern solar cells demand direct electrical imaging with nanometer resolution. We show that atomic force microscopy (AFM)-based electrical techniques provide unique junction characterizations, giving a two-dimensional determination of junction locations. Two AFM-based techniques, scanning capacitance microscopy/spectroscopy (SCM/SCS) and scanning Kelvin probe force microscopy (SKPFM), were significantly improved and applied to the junction characterizations of multicrystalline silicon (mc-Si) cells. The SCS spectra were taken pixel by pixel by precisely controlling the tip positions in the junction area. The spectra reveal distinctive features that depend closely on the position relative to the electrical junction, which allows us to indentify the electrical junction location. In addition, SKPFM directly probes the built-in potential over the junction area modified by the surface band bending, which allows us to deduce the metallurgical junction location by identifying a peak of the electric field. Our results demonstrate resolutions of 10-40 nm, depending on the techniques (SCS or SKPFM). These direct electrical measurements with nanometer resolution and intrinsic two-dimensional capability are well suited for investigating the junction distribution of solar cells with lateral inhomogeneities.

Jiang, C. S.; Moutinho, H. R.; Li, J. V.; Al-Jassim, M. M.; Heath, J. T.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

EIA - International Energy Outlook 2009-Solar Photovoltaic and solar  

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Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Electric Technologies Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Electric Technologies International Energy Outlook 2009 Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal Electric Technologies Solar power is one of the fastest-growing sources of renewable energy worldwide. Many nations, concerned about the environmental impacts of electricity generation from fossil fuels or from large-scale hydroelectric plants, have been turning to solar power as an environmentally benign alternative. The solar energy that reaches the earth can be harnessed to generate electric power, and the potential for large-scale applications of solar power has improved markedly in recent years. Two solar power technologies—solar photovoltaic and solar thermal—are widely employed today, and their use is likely to increase in the future.

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441

Wind Turbines Benefit Crops  

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Ames Laboratory associate scientist Gene Takle talks about research into the effect of wind turbines on nearby crops. Preliminary results show the turbines may have a positive effect by cooling and drying the crops and assisting with carbon dioxide uptake.

Takle, Gene

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Gas Turbine Plants  

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In a cycle process of a gas turbine, the compressor load, as well as ... from the expansion of the hot pressurized flue gas. Either turbine, compressor and driven assembly are joined by ... shaft is thus divided,...

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Gas-Turbine Cycles  

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This book focuses on the design of regenerators for high-performance regenerative gas turbines. The ways in which gas-turbine regenerators can be designed for high system performance can be understood by studying...

Douglas Stephen Beck; David Gordon Wilson

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

A distributed parameter model for the torsional vibration analysis of turbine-generator shafts  

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A distributed parameter model is presented for the calculation of torsional vibrations of large turbine-generator shafts, on the basis of electrical analogy...

A. Deri; L. Kiss; G. Toth

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

Final Test and Evaluation Results from the Solar Two Project  

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Solar Two was a collaborative, cost-shared project between 11 U. S. industry and utility partners and the U. S. Department of Energy to validate molten-salt power tower technology. The Solar Two plant, located east of Barstow, CA, comprised 1926 heliostats, a receiver, a thermal storage system, a steam generation system, and steam-turbine power block. Molten nitrate salt was used as the heat transfer fluid and storage media. The steam generator powered a 10-MWe (megawatt electric), conventional Rankine cycle turbine. Solar Two operated from June 1996 to April 1999. The major objective of the test and evaluation phase of the project was to validate the technical characteristics of a molten salt power tower. This report describes the significant results from the test and evaluation activities, the operating experience of each major system, and overall plant performance. Tests were conducted to measure the power output (MW) of the each major system, the efficiencies of the heliostat, receiver, thermal storage, and electric power generation systems and the daily energy collected, daily thermal-to-electric conversion, and daily parasitic energy consumption. Also included are detailed test and evaluation reports.

BRADSHAW, ROBERT W.; DAWSON, DANIEL B.; DE LA ROSA, WILFREDO; GILBERT, ROCKWELL; GOODS, STEVEN H.; HALE, MARY JANE; JACOBS, PETER; JONES, SCOTT A.; KOLB, GREGORY J.; PACHECO, JAMES E.; PRAIRIE, MICHAEL R.; REILLY, HUGH E.; SHOWALTER, STEVEN K.; VANT-HULL, LORIN L.

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

446

Modeling of residual service life of gas turbine rotors for minimizing replacement costs  

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One of the most catastrophic failures observed in gas turbine powered electrical powerplants is the fracture of the turbine rotor. A simplified model consisting of 3 macro-elements is suggested to model the dynamical behavior of the shaft with a propagating ... Keywords: crack propagation, gas-turbine, modeling, power-plant, replacement costs

Eusebia Zouridaki; Vasilios Spitas; Christos Spitas

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

447

Set-point reconfiguration approach for the FTC of wind turbines  

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Set-point reconfiguration approach for the FTC of wind turbines B. Boussaid C. Aubrun N system stability. The effectiveness of the proposed solution is illustrated by a wind turbine example issue. Nowadays, wind turbines which generate electrical energy from the wind energy are considered one

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

448

Assessment of arrays of in-stream tidal turbines in the Bay of Fundy  

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...Assessment of arrays of in-stream tidal turbines in the Bay of Fundy Richard Karsten...energy . Theories of in-stream turbines are adapted to analyse the potential electricity generation and impact of turbine arrays deployed in Minas Passage...

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Sliding vane geometry turbines  

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Various systems and methods are described for a variable geometry turbine. In one example, a turbine nozzle comprises a central axis and a nozzle vane. The nozzle vane includes a stationary vane and a sliding vane. The sliding vane is positioned to slide in a direction substantially tangent to an inner circumference of the turbine nozzle and in contact with the stationary vane.

Sun, Harold Huimin; Zhang, Jizhong; Hu, Liangjun; Hanna, Dave R

2014-12-30T23:59:59.000Z

450

Wind Turbine Competition Introduction  

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Wind Turbine Competition Introduction: The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, SHPE at UTK, wishes to invite you to participate in our first `Wind Turbine' competition as part of Engineer's Week). You will be evaluated by how much power your wind turbine generates at the medium setting of our fan

Wang, Xiaorui "Ray"

451

Chapter 4 - Natural Gas–fired Gas Turbines and Combined Cycle Power Plants  

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Abstract Gas turbines can burn a range of liquid and gaseous fuels but most burn natural gas. Power plants based on gas turbines are one of the cheapest types of plant to build, but the cost of their electricity depends heavily on the cost of their fuel. Two types of gas turbine are used for power generation: aero-derivative gas turbines and heavy-duty gas turbines. The former are used to provide power to the grid at times of peak demand. The latter are most often found in combined cycle power stations. These are capable of more than 60% efficiency. There are a number of ways of modifying the gas turbine cycle to improve efficiency, including reheating and intercooling. Micro-turbines have been developed for very small-scale generation of both electricity and heat. The main atmospheric emissions from gas turbines are carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide.

Paul Breeze

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

452

NETL: Turbines - Oxy-Fuel Turbines  

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Oxy-Fuel Turbines Oxy-Fuel Turbines Oxy-fuel combustion potentially can be used in plants based on both conventional and advanced technology. Studies have shown that plants equipped with oxy-fuel systems could reach nominal efficiencies in the 30 percent range with today's steam turbines when fueled with natural gas and when capturing the CO2. With anticipated advances in gasification, oxygen separation, and steam turbine technology, plants using oxy-fuel systems are expected to achieve efficiencies in the mid-40 percent range, with near-100 percent CO2 capture and near-zero NOx emissions. By 2012: In the near-term, efforts are focused on the development of oxy- fuel turbine and combustor technologies for highly efficient (50-60 percent), near-zero emissions, coal-based power systems

453

Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy | Department of Energy  

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Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy June 22, 2012 - 4:55pm Addthis Installing a concentrating solar power system in Gila Bend, Arizona. The curved mirrors are tilted toward the sun, focusing sunlight on tubes that run the length of the mirrors. The reflected sunlight heats a fluid flowing through the tubes. The hot fluid then is used to boil water in a conventional steam-turbine generator to produce electricity. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder. Installing a concentrating solar power system in Gila Bend, Arizona. The curved mirrors are tilted toward the sun, focusing sunlight on tubes that run the length of the mirrors. The reflected sunlight heats a fluid flowing through the tubes. The hot fluid then is used to boil water in a

454

Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy | Department of Energy  

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Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy Top 6 Things You Didn't Know About Solar Energy June 22, 2012 - 4:55pm Addthis Installing a concentrating solar power system in Gila Bend, Arizona. The curved mirrors are tilted toward the sun, focusing sunlight on tubes that run the length of the mirrors. The reflected sunlight heats a fluid flowing through the tubes. The hot fluid then is used to boil water in a conventional steam-turbine generator to produce electricity. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder. Installing a concentrating solar power system in Gila Bend, Arizona. The curved mirrors are tilted toward the sun, focusing sunlight on tubes that run the length of the mirrors. The reflected sunlight heats a fluid flowing through the tubes. The hot fluid then is used to boil water in a

455

Photovoltaic solar concentrator module  

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This invention consists of a planar photovoltaic concentrator module for producing an electrical signal from incident solar radiation which includes an electrically insulating housing having a front wall, an opposing back wall and a hollow interior. A solar cell having electrical terminals is positioned within the interior of the housing. A planar conductor is connected with a terminal of the solar cell of the same polarity. A lens forming the front wall of the housing is operable to direct solar radiation incident to the lens into the interior of the housing. A refractive optical element in contact with the solar cell and facing the lens receives the solar radiation directed into the interior of the housing by the lens and directs the solar radiation to the solar cell to cause the solar cell to generate an electrical signal. An electrically conductive planar member is positioned in the housing to rest on the housing back wall in supporting relation with the solar cell terminal of opposite polarity. The planar member is operable to dissipate heat radiated by the solar cell as the solar cell generates an electrical signal and further forms a solar cell conductor connected with the solar cell terminal to permit the electrical signal generated by the solar cell to be measured between the planar member and the conductor.

Chiang, C.J.

1991-05-16T23:59:59.000Z

456

Theory and Performance of Tesla Turbines  

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can significantly increase turbine efficiency. Exploratorymodel indicate that turbine efficiencies exceeding 75% canand experimental turbine efficiencies. The CFD solutions of

Romanin, Vincent D.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

457

Responses of floating wind turbines to wind and wave excitation  

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The use of wind power has recently emerged as a promising alternative to conventional electricity generation. However, space requirements and public pressure to place unsightly wind turbines out of visual range make it ...

Lee, Kwang Hyun

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

458

Steam Turbines for Critical Applications and Emergency or Standby Drives  

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Steam turbines are frequently preferred over electric motors where operational continuity is important. This often imposes extreme premiums in operating cost. The parameters affecting relative economics are explored and a range of alternatives...

Waterland, A. F.

459

A Fault Tolerant Control Approach to Sustainable Offshore Wind Turbines  

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The main challenges for the deployment of wind turbine systems are to maximise the amount of good quality electrical power extracted from wind energy. This must be ensured over a ... to maintain system sustainabi...

Montadher Sami Shaker; Ron J. Patton

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

460

Analyzing and simulating the variability of solar irradiance and solar PV powerplants  

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solar photovoltaics (PV) in traditional electric power systems, Energy Policy,solar, and renewable electricity generators: Technical barrier or rhetorical excuse? , Utilities Policy,

Lave, Matthew S.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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461

Optimal investment and scheduling of distributed energy resources with uncertainty in electric vehicles driving schedules  

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electricity storage, photovoltaic panels, solar thermalof storage technology k theoretical peak solar conversionenergy storage, AC – Absorption Chiller, ST – solar thermal

Cardoso, Goncalo

2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

462

Vertical axis wind turbine  

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Wind turbines are largely divided into vertical axis wind turbines and propeller (Horizontal axis) wind turbines. The present invention discloses a vertical axis high speed wind turbine provided with a starting and braking control system. This vertical axis wind turbine is formed by having blades of a proper airfoil fitted to respective supporting arms provided radially from a vertical rotary axis by keeping the blade span-wise direction in parallel with the axis and being provided with a low speed control windmill in which the radial position of each operating piece varies with a centrifugal force produced by the rotation of the vertical rotary axis.

Kato, Y.; Seki, K.; Shimizu, Y.

1981-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

463

RidgenoseSolarInterconnectionProject  

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and maintaining a 100-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power facility, consisting of solar panels, mounting structures, access roads, an electrical collection system, a...

464

Unified Solar | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Unified Solar National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition 2014 24 likes Unified Solar Massachusetts Institute of Technology Globally, 7,800 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity...

465

NETL Publications: 2011 University Turbine Systems Research Workshop  

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2011 University Turbine Systems Research Workshop 2011 University Turbine Systems Research Workshop October 25-27, 2011 PRESENTATIONS Tuesday, October 25, 2011 H2 Turbine Development for IGCC with CCS: Project Overviews and Technical Issues [PDF-1.12MB] Susan Scofield, Siemens Energy, Inc. GE Energy's DOE Advanced IGCC/Hydrogen Gas Turbine Program [PDF-1.16MB] Roger Schonewald, GE Energy DOE FE Hydrogen Turbine Program Overview [PDF-1.66MB] Richard Dennis, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory Natural Gas Combined Cycle Power Generation [PDF-1.56MB] Robert Steele, Electric Power Research Institute Overview of Gas Turbine R&D at The Ohio State University [PDF-6.02MB] Meyer (Mike) Benzakein, Director of The Ohio State University's Center for Propulsion and Power An Experimental and Chemical Kinetics Study of the Combustion of Syngas and High Hydrogen Content Fuels [PDF-1.61MB]

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MHK Technologies/SeaUrchin Vortex Reaction Turbine | Open Energy  

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SeaUrchin Vortex Reaction Turbine SeaUrchin Vortex Reaction Turbine < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage SeaUrchin Vortex Reaction Turbine.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Elemental Energy Technologies Limited ABN 46 128 491 903 Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Axial Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 4 Proof of Concept Technology Description A revolutionary vortex reaction turbine branded the SeaUrchin an advanced third generation marine turbine technology capable of delivering inexpensive small to large scale baseload or predictable electricity by harnessing the kinetic energy of free flowing ocean currents tides and rivers Technology Dimensions Device Testing Date Submitted 55:15.2

467

MHK Technologies/The Davis Hydro Turbine | Open Energy Information  

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Hydro Turbine Hydro Turbine < MHK Technologies Jump to: navigation, search << Return to the MHK database homepage The Davis Hydro Turbine.jpg Technology Profile Primary Organization Blue Energy Technology Resource Click here Current Technology Type Click here Cross Flow Turbine Technology Readiness Level Click here TRL 1 3 Discovery Concept Def Early Stage Dev Design Engineering Technology Description The Blue Energy Ocean Turbine acts as a highly efficient underwater vertical axis windmill Four fixed hydrofoil blades of the turbine are connected to a rotor that drives an integrated gearbox and electrical generator assembly The turbine is mounted in a durable concrete marine caisson that anchors the unit to the ocean floor and the structure directs flow through the turbine further concentrating the resource supporting the coupler gearbox and generator above the rotor These sit above the surface of the water and are readily accessible for maintenance and repair The hydrofoil blades employ a hydrodynamic lift principal that causes the turbine foils to move proportionately faster than the speed of the surrounding water Computer optimized cross flow design ensures that the rotation of the turbine is unidirectional on both the ebb and flow of the tide

468

Investigation of the Electric Field in TiO2/FTO Junctions Used in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Photocurrent Transients  

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Investigation of the Electric Field in TiO2/FTO Junctions Used in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Photocurrent Transients ... The input resistance of the scope was 50 ? (dc mode), and each transient was averaged 10 times (repetition rate, 1 Hz) to get a stabilized signal. ... The elementary charge is denoted as q, n, and p are the electron and hole densities, while the respective mobilities are given by ?n and ?p. ...

Sven Rühle; Thomas Dittrich

2005-04-22T23:59:59.000Z

469

Solar Fuels and Chemicals, Solar Hydrogen  

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The term solar power plant commonly refers to electricity production by photothermal or photovoltaic conversion. Within this book, these main conversion techniques are called the solar thermoelectric path and the...

M. Fischer; R. Tamme

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

The Inside of a Wind Turbine | Department of Energy  

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The Inside of a Wind Turbine The Inside of a Wind Turbine The Inside of a Wind Turbine 1 of 17 Tower: 2 of 17 Tower: Made from tubular steel (shown here), concrete, or steel lattice. Supports the structure of the turbine. Because wind speed increases with height, taller towers enable turbines to capture more energy and generate more electricity. Generator: 3 of 17 Generator: Produces 60-cycle AC electricity; it is usually an off-the-shelf induction generator. High-speed shaft: 4 of 17 High-speed shaft: Drives the generator. Nacelle: 5 of 17 Nacelle: Sits atop the tower and contains the gear box, low- and high-speed shafts, generator, controller, and brake. Some nacelles are large enough for a helicopter to land on. Wind vane: 6 of 17 Wind vane: Measures wind direction and communicates with the yaw drive to orient the

471

Quantifying the Air Pollution Exposure Consequences of Distributed Electricity Generation  

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Rural Urban Rural Urban Existing DG (> 1 MW) Marina LandfillOlinda Landfill PebblyBeach Penrose Landfill Salinas Landfill Solar Turbines

Heath, Garvin A.; Granvold, Patrick W.; Hoats, Abigail S.; Nazaroff, William W

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Development and Bottlenecks of Renewable Electricity Generation in China: A Critical Review  

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This review provides an overview on the development and status of electricity generation from renewable energy sources, namely hydropower, wind power, solar power, biomass energy, and geothermal energy, and discusses the technology, policy, and finance bottlenecks limiting growth of the renewable energy industry in China. ... Wind turbines, as well as transmission-line towers, which are often necessary for transmission of the renewable energy generated to the industrial centers or large cities, also affect wildlife, particularly birds. ... solar power plants require large amount of land, and may negatively impact wildlife protection; ...

Yuanan Hu; Hefa Cheng

2013-02-27T23:59:59.000Z

473

SOLAR ENERGY PROGRAM: CHAPTER FROM THE ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ANNUAL REPORT 1979  

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Solar Heated Gas Turbine Process Using Sulfur Oxides for Power Production and Energy Storagesolar heated gas-turbine process using sulfur oxides for power production and energy storage,"solar-heated gas-turbine process using sulfur oxides for pOHer production and energy storage,"

Authors, Various

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

Regional variations in the health, environmental, and climate benefits of wind and solar generation  

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...a 1-MW wind turbine will offset more...than a 1-MW solar installation...demand is high and gas is more often...resource, a wind turbine on the plains...emissions than a turbine in West Virginia...benefits when wind or solar displace coal...rather than gas-fired, generators...

Kyle Siler-Evans; Inês Lima Azevedo; M. Granger Morgan; Jay Apt

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

475

Solar Power  

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Solar Power Solar Power Project Opportunities Abound in the Region The WIPP site is receives abundant solar energy with 6-7 kWh/sq meter power production potential As the accompanying map of New Mexico shows, the WIPP site enjoys abundant year-round sunshine. With an average solar power production potential of 6-7 kWh/sq meter per day, one exciting project being studied for location at WIPP is a 30-50 MW Solar Power Tower: The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is is a national trade association promoting solar energy as a clean source of electricity, and provides a comprehensive resource for additional information. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is also a comprehensive resource for more information on renewable energy.

476

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Trough and Tower Concentrating Solar Power Electricity Generation: Systematic Review and Harmonization  

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In reviewing life cycle assessment (LCA) literature of utility-scale concentrating solar power (CSP) systems, this analysis focuses on reducing variability and clarifying the central tendency of published estimates of life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through a meta-analytical process called harmonization. From 125 references reviewed, 10 produced 36 independent GHG emissions estimates passing screens for quality and relevance: 19 for parabolic trough (trough) technology and 17 for power tower (tower) technology. The interquartile range (IQR) of published estimates for troughs and towers were 83 and 20 grams of carbon dioxide equivalent per kilowatt-hour (g CO2-eq/kWh),1 respectively; median estimates were 26 and 38 g CO2-eq/kWh for trough and tower, respectively. Two levels of harmonization were applied. Light harmonization reduced variability in published estimates by using consistent values for key parameters pertaining to plant design and performance. The IQR and median were reduced by 87% and 17%, respectively, for troughs. For towers, the IQR and median decreased by 33% and 38%, respectively. Next, five trough LCAs reporting detailed life cycle inventories were identified. The variability and central tendency of their estimates are reduced by 91% and 81%, respectively, after light harmonization. By harmonizing these five estimates to consistent values for global warming intensities of materials and expanding system boundaries to consistently include electricity and auxiliary natural gas combustion, variability is reduced by an additional 32% while central tendency increases by 8%. These harmonized values provide useful starting points for policy makers in evaluating life cycle GHG emissions from CSP projects without the requirement to conduct a full LCA for each new project.

Burkhardt, J. J.; Heath, G.; Cohen, E.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

477

Solar Kit Lessons  

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Solar Kit Lessons Middle School Curriculum Created by Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Click on the links below to take you to the Chapter heading: Solar Cell Inquiry Sunshine Timer Parts of a Solar Panel Part 1 Parts of a Solar Panel Part 2 Build a Simple Ammeter Solar-Powered Battery Charger Positioning Solar Panels 1 Positioning Solar Panels 2 Properties of Solar Radiation: Reflection, Transmission, and Absorption Properties of Solar Radiation: Direct and Diffuse Light Power Maximum: An Electrical Determination Calibration Curve for a Radiation Meter Solarize a Toy Solar Cells as Control Devices Solar-Powered Electrolysis of Water and the Hydrogen Economy Solar Kit Lesson #1 Solar Cell Inquiry TEACHER INFORMATION LEARNING OUTCOME

478

Designing an ultrasupercritical steam turbine  

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Carbon emissions produced by the combustion of coal may be collected and stored in the future, but a better approach is to reduce the carbon produced through efficient combustion technologies. Increasing the efficiency of new plants using ultrasupercritical (USC) technology will net less carbon released per megawatt-hour using the world's abundant coal reserves while producing electricity at the lowest possible cost. The article shows how increasing the steam turbine operating conditions for a new USC project in the USA and quantify the potential CO{sub 2} reduction this advanced design makes possible. 7 figs., 3 tabs.

Klotz, H.; Davis, K.; Pickering, E. [Alstom (Germany)

2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

479

Improving steam turbine efficiency  

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This paper describes the condition of a significant number of fossil steam turbines operating in the United States and the maintenance practices used to improve their performance. Through the use of steam path audits conducted by the authors` company and by several utilities, a large data base of information on turbine heat rate, casing efficiency, and maintenance practices is available to help the power generation industry understand how different maintenance practices and steam path damage impact turbine performance. The data base reveals that turbine cycle heat rate is typically 5.23% poorer than design just prior to major outages. The degraded condition of steam turbines presents an opportunity for utilities to improve heat rate and reduce emissions without increasing fuel costs. The paper describes what losses typically contribute to the 5.23% heat rate degradation and how utilities can recover steam turbine performance through maintenance actions aimed at improving steam path efficiency.

Cioffi, D.H.; Mitchell, D.R.; Whitecar, S.C. [Encotech, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Foundations for offshore wind turbines  

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...T. Thompson Foundations for offshore wind turbines B. W. Byrne G. T...civil-engineering problems encountered for offshore wind turbines. A critical component...energy suppliers. Foundations|Offshore Wind Turbines|Renewable Energy...

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Sandia National Laboratories: Solar Energy  

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(PV) Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar light into electricity. Sandia photovoltaic work is centered on developing...

482

Barstow Wind Turbine Project  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Presentation covers the Barstow Wind Turbine project for the Federal Utility Partnership Working Group (FUPWG) meeting, held on November 18-19, 2009.

483

Wind Turbine Tribology Seminar  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Wind turbine reliability issues are often linked to failures of contacting components, such as bearings, gears, and actuators. Therefore, special consideration to tribological design in wind...

484

Economical Condensing Turbines?  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

an engineer decide when to conduct an in depth study of the economics either in the company or outside utilizing professional engineers who are experts in this type of project. Condensing steam turbines may not be economical when the fuel is purchased...Economical Condensing Turbines? by J.E.Dean, P.E. Steam turbines have long been used at utilities and in industry to generate power. There are three basic types of steam turbines: condensing, letdown 1 and extraction/condensing. ? Letdown...

Dean, J. E.

485

NETL: News Release - DOE-Fossil Energy: World's Most Advanced Gas Turbine  

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February 18, 2000 February 18, 2000 DOE-Fossil Energy: World's Most Advanced Gas Turbine Now Ready to Cross Commercial Threshold Secretary Richardson Cites Success of Government-Industry Partnership For natural gas turbines - the technology likely to dominate the growing market for new electric power generation - the future was unveiled today in Greenville, South Carolina. GE's MS7001H Advanced Gas Turbine The 4000-ton Model MS7001H advanced gas turbine is the size of a locomotive. Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson and U.S. Senator Ernest Hollings joined General Electric today in announcing that the company's newest H System™ gas turbine, the most advanced combustion turbine in the world, is ready to cross the commercial threshold. "Today, we are seeing the most advanced combustion turbine anywhere,

486

Homebuilder's Guide to Going Solar  

DOE R&D Accomplishments (OSTI)

This 8-page brochure describes the steps a builder would take to install solar electricity (photovoltaics or PV), solar water heating, or how to build a home solar ready.

2008-12-00T23:59:59.000Z

487

World's Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant Opens in California  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, the world’s largest concentrating solar power plant, officially opened on February 13.

488

DOE Technology Successes - "Breakthrough" Gas Turbines | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Technology Successes - "Breakthrough" Gas Turbines DOE Technology Successes - "Breakthrough" Gas Turbines DOE Technology Successes - "Breakthrough" Gas Turbines For years, gas turbine manufacturers faced a barrier that, for all practical purposes, capped power generating efficiencies for turbine-based power generating systems. The barrier was temperature. Above 2300 degrees F, available cooling technologies were insufficient to protect the turbine blades and other internal components from heat degradation. Since higher temperatures are the key to higher efficiencies, this effectively limited the generating efficiency at which a turbine power plant could convert the energy in the fuel into electricity. The Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy took on the challenge of turbine temperatures in 1992, and nine years later, its private sector

489

DOE/NREL Advanced Wind Turbine Development Program  

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The development of technologically advanced, high-efficiency wind turbines continues to be a high-priority activity of the US wind industry. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute), sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), has initiated the Advanced Wind Turbine Program to assist the wind industry in the development of a new class of advanced wind turbines. The initial phase of the program focused on developing conceptual designs for near-term and advanced turbines. The goal of the second phase of this program is to use the experience gained over the last decade of turbine design and operation combined with the latest existing design tools to develop a turbine that will produce energy at $0.05 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in a 5.8-m/s (13-mph) wind site. Three contracts have been awarded, and two more are under negotiation in the second phase. The third phase of the program will use new innovations and state-of-the-art wind turbine design technology to produce a turbine that will generate energy at $0.04/kWh in a 5.8-m/s wind site. Details of the third phase will be announced in early 1993.

Butterfield, C.P.; Smith, B.; Laxson, A.; Thresher, B. [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)] [National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States); Goldman, P. [USDOE Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Wind/Hydro/Ocean Technologies Div.] [USDOE Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Renewable Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Wind/Hydro/Ocean Technologies Div.

1993-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

490

Lean Catalytic Combustion for Ultra-low Emissions at High Temperature in Gas-Turbine Burners  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

This illustrates the weak point of current catalytic combustion technology: the unavailability of catalytic systems stable at the temperature of the gas turbine inlet temperature. ... The possible feeds are methane, gaseous fuels, and gasified biomasses. ... In particular, the paper presents current development status and design challenges being addressed by Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp. for large industrial engines (>200 MW) and by Solar Turbines for smaller engines (Turbine Systems (ATS) program. ...

Fabrizio D’Alessandro; Giovanna Pacchiarotta; Alberto Rubino; Mauro Sperandio; Pierluigi Villa; Arturo Manrique Carrera; Reza Fakhrai; Gianluigi Marra; Annalisa Congiu

2010-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

491

User-Friendly Model Puts Solar Energy in Your Backyard | OpenEI Community  

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User-Friendly Model Puts Solar Energy in Your Backyard User-Friendly Model Puts Solar Energy in Your Backyard Home > Groups > OpenEI Community Central Graham7781's picture Submitted by Graham7781(1992) Super contributor 24 March, 2010 - 06:41 imported OpenEI OpenEI's Solar Gateway links to several solar decision-support tools. If you're considering a photovoltaic (PV) system for your home or property, check out the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's In My Backyard (IMBY) tool. It's quick, useful, and-let's just say it-fun. IMBY estimates the electricity that could be produced by installing a PV array (or wind turbine) at a home or business. Simply find your property on the Google Map, draw the outline of your proposed PV system, and adjust a few system inputs. Click "Run," and IMBY shows you your PV system's

492

A review of studies on central receiver solar thermal power plants  

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The use of central receiver system (CRS) for electricity production promises to be one of the most viable options to replace fossil fuel power plants. Indeed, research and development activities on its basic subsystems have been booming rapidly since 1980s. This paper reviews the most important studies on the major components of central receiver solar thermal power plants including the heliostat field, the solar receiver and the power conversion system. After an overview of Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology, current status and applications of the \\{CRSs\\} are highlighted. Next, a detailed literature survey of existing design comprising optical, thermal and thermodynamic analysis, and techniques used to assess components have been arranged. This is followed by experimental investigations in which design concepts are established. The last section contains recent subsequent improvement of such key components as heliostat, receiver and hybrid solar gas turbine that are boosting in many R&D activities merging international collaboration during the past 30 years.

Omar Behar; Abdallah Khellaf; Kamal Mohammedi

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

493

Assessing Vehicle Electricity Demand Impacts on California Electricity Supply  

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Palm Springs solar insolation, and California electricityConcentrating Solar Power in California, NREL/SR-550-39291,generation from wind and solar in California could be very

McCarthy, Ryan W.

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Solar | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

a solar energy system on a Habitat for Humanity home. GRID installed solar electric systems on 10 affordable homes developed by Habitat for Humanity in the Ivy City neighborhood...

495

Solar Success Stories  

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

3996 Solar Success Stories en SunShot-funded Advanced Inverter Testing Enables 2,500 Solar Energy Systems to Connect to Hawaii's Electric Grid http:energy.goveere...

496

Catalytically Activated Metal Foam Absorber for Light-to-Chemical Energy Conversion via Solar Reforming of Methane  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

From this point of view of the chemical pathway for this process, solar reforming of natural gas has been investigated as the most promising “solar thermochemical process”. ... The product of syngas can be stored and transported to be combusted in a conventional gas turbine (GT) or a combined cycle (CC), to generate electricity at high conversion efficiency (up to 55% in a modern, large CC). ... The dry effluent gases were analyzed by gas chromatography equipment (Simadzu, GC-4C) with a TCD detector to determine the gas composition. ...

T. Kodama; A. Kiyama; K.-I. Shimizu

2002-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

497

Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in moving air into rotational energy, which in turn is converted  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy in moving air into rotational energy, which in turn of electricity wind can make varies constantly. Sometimes a wind turbine will make no power at all is an indicator of how much energy a particular wind turbine makes in a particular place. Continued on page 2 #12

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

498

Utility Scale Wind Turbines on a Grid Connected Island Mohit Dua, Anthony L. Rogers, James F. Manwell,  

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Utility Scale Wind Turbines on a Grid Connected Island Mohit Dua, Anthony L. Rogers, James F utility scale wind turbines on Fox Islands, located 12 miles from the coast of Maine in the United States of electricity itself. Three locations are analyzed in detail as potential sites for wind turbine installations

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

499

Turbines and turbulence  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... Will wind turbines wreck the environment? Last month, the South China Morning Post published a news story ... dismissive official quoted probably has a point. There is no solid scientific evidence that wind turbines can trigger major changes in rainfall. And given Nature's conversations with atmospheric modellers ...

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

500

Modern Gas Turbines  

Science Journals Connector (OSTI)

... THE published information on gas turbines is both voluminous and widely dispersed, a considerable part of the technical literature of ... hands of students whose imagination has been fired by the rapid development of the gas turbine, and whose knowledge of thermodynamics may not be sufficient to detect such errors. There ...

E. G. STERLAND

1948-06-12T23:59:59.000Z