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Title: Analysis of Initial Performance of Solergy's HCPV/T System at Rome-Fiumicino International Airport

Abstract

A commercial HCPV/T system, developed by Solergy, is installed at the airport of Rome, in Italy, as part of a prototype smart grid. The system is rated at 15 kW AC electric and 20 kW thermal and is used to provide both electricity for charging electric vehicles and heat for a conventional thermal power plant. This paper presents an analysis of the performance of the system, operating since March 2017, which achieves a combined peak efficiency of 48%. This study incorporates also an investigation on the improvements that can benefit the system, including a new type of receiver with improved heat dissipation.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [5]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Colorado School of Mines
  3. Solergy Italia Srl.
  4. Aeroporti di Roma
  5. Solergy, Inc.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1399843
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5J00-68677
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-13), 1-3 May 2017, Ottawa, Canada
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; smart grid; nonequilibrium thermodynamics

Citation Formats

Kurtz, Sarah, Micheli, Leonardo, v, Giuseppe, Liani, Martina, Poli, Ruggero, Banin, Yoav, and Lanzara, Giovanni. Analysis of Initial Performance of Solergy's HCPV/T System at Rome-Fiumicino International Airport. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5001407.
Kurtz, Sarah, Micheli, Leonardo, v, Giuseppe, Liani, Martina, Poli, Ruggero, Banin, Yoav, & Lanzara, Giovanni. Analysis of Initial Performance of Solergy's HCPV/T System at Rome-Fiumicino International Airport. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5001407.
Kurtz, Sarah, Micheli, Leonardo, v, Giuseppe, Liani, Martina, Poli, Ruggero, Banin, Yoav, and Lanzara, Giovanni. Wed . "Analysis of Initial Performance of Solergy's HCPV/T System at Rome-Fiumicino International Airport". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5001407.
@article{osti_1399843,
title = {Analysis of Initial Performance of Solergy's HCPV/T System at Rome-Fiumicino International Airport},
author = {Kurtz, Sarah and Micheli, Leonardo and v, Giuseppe and Liani, Martina and Poli, Ruggero and Banin, Yoav and Lanzara, Giovanni},
abstractNote = {A commercial HCPV/T system, developed by Solergy, is installed at the airport of Rome, in Italy, as part of a prototype smart grid. The system is rated at 15 kW AC electric and 20 kW thermal and is used to provide both electricity for charging electric vehicles and heat for a conventional thermal power plant. This paper presents an analysis of the performance of the system, operating since March 2017, which achieves a combined peak efficiency of 48%. This study incorporates also an investigation on the improvements that can benefit the system, including a new type of receiver with improved heat dissipation.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5001407},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Sep 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Sep 06 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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