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Title: Hybrid solar central receiver for combined cycle power plant

Abstract

A hybrid combined cycle power plant 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Lakewood, CO
  2. Golden, CO
  3. Arvada, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
869888
Patent Number(s):
5417052
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
hybrid; solar; central; receiver; combined; cycle; power; plant; including; receiving; radiation; converting; thermal; energy; molten; salt; heat; transfer; medium; transferring; air; heater; preheat; compressor; gas; exhaust; gases; directed; steam; turbine; additional; production; steam turbine; combined cycle; cycle power; central receiver; exhaust gases; heat transfer; molten salt; thermal energy; solar radiation; power plant; exhaust gas; transfer medium; air heater; solar central; energy production; receiving solar; energy product; /60/165/

Citation Formats

Bharathan, Desikan, Bohn, Mark S, and Williams, Thomas A. Hybrid solar central receiver for combined cycle power plant. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Bharathan, Desikan, Bohn, Mark S, & Williams, Thomas A. Hybrid solar central receiver for combined cycle power plant. United States.
Bharathan, Desikan, Bohn, Mark S, and Williams, Thomas A. Sun . "Hybrid solar central receiver for combined cycle power plant". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869888.
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author = {Bharathan, Desikan and Bohn, Mark S and Williams, Thomas A},
abstractNote = {A hybrid combined cycle power plant 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
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