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Title: Hybrid solar central receiver for combined cycle power plant

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:
OSTI Identifier:
55813
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States) CHO; SCA: 140702; 200102; PA: EDB-95:082083; SN: 95001393852
Patent Number(s):
US 5,417,052/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-147,625
Contract Number:
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 23 May 1995
Research Org:
Midwest Research Institute; National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
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