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Title: Hybrid solar central receiver for combined cycle power plant

Abstract

A hybrid combined cycle power plant is described including a solar central receiver for receiving solar radiation and converting it to thermal energy. The power plant includes a molten salt heat transfer medium for transferring the thermal energy to an air heater. The air heater uses the thermal energy to preheat the air from the compressor of the gas cycle. The exhaust gases from the gas cycle are directed to a steam turbine for additional energy production. 1 figure.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States); National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
55813
Patent Number(s):
5,417,052
Application Number:
PAN: 8-147,625
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 May 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; COMBINED-CYCLE POWER PLANTS; DESIGN; TOWER FOCUS POWER PLANTS; OPERATION; MOLTEN SALTS; AIR HEATERS; GAS COMPRESSORS; STEAM TURBINES; POWER GENERATION; HYBRID SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Bharathan, D, Bohn, M S, and Williams, T A. Hybrid solar central receiver for combined cycle power plant. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Bharathan, D, Bohn, M S, & Williams, T A. Hybrid solar central receiver for combined cycle power plant. United States.
Bharathan, D, Bohn, M S, and Williams, T A. Tue . "Hybrid solar central receiver for combined cycle power plant". United States.
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abstractNote = {A hybrid combined cycle power plant is described including a solar central receiver for receiving solar radiation and converting it to thermal energy. The power plant includes a molten salt heat transfer medium for transferring the thermal energy to an air heater. The air heater uses the thermal energy to preheat the air from the compressor of the gas cycle. The exhaust gases from the gas cycle are directed to a steam turbine for additional energy production. 1 figure.},
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