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Gas cooled solar tower power plant (GAST) KWU approach to a 20 MW hybrid system

Abstract

The gas cooled solar tower powerplant with a hybrid solar-fossil heating system in the form given here represents a significant step towards the industrial use of solar energy. The transition from fossil fuels to solar energy can be facilitated for the power plant operators if the transition is gradual and if conventional technology is used. Using solar energy and with a turbine inlet temperature of 800/sup 0/C the GAST power plant reaches an output of approximately 20 MW and a thermal efficiency of approximately 40% reference to the heat supplied by the receiver. In the absence of solar radiation the plant can be operated exclusively on fossil fuel. Increasing the turbine inlet temperature to 1000/sup 0/C enables an efficiency of about 47% to be reached in the GUD cycle.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1980
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-801178-
Reference Number:
EDB-81-097841
Resource Relation:
Conference: SOLTECH conference, Bahrain, Bahrain, 10-11 Nov 1980; Related Information: In: SOLTECH 80
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; HYBRID SYSTEMS; TOWER FOCUS POWER PLANTS; AIR; CONSTRUCTION; EFFICIENCY; GAS COOLING; HELIOSTATS; OPEN-CYCLE SYSTEMS; OPERATION; COOLING; EQUIPMENT; FLUIDS; GASES; POWER PLANTS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANTS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; 140702* - Solar Thermal Power Systems- Central Receiver; 200102 - Fossil-Fueled Power Plants- Power Cycles
OSTI ID:
8473215
Research Organizations:
Kraftwerk Union AG (Germany)
Country of Origin:
Bahrain
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 23p, Paper 4
Announcement Date:
Mar 15, 2013

Citation Formats

Mayer, Martin. Gas cooled solar tower power plant (GAST) KWU approach to a 20 MW hybrid system. Bahrain: N. p., 1980. Web.
Mayer, Martin. Gas cooled solar tower power plant (GAST) KWU approach to a 20 MW hybrid system. Bahrain.
Mayer, Martin. 1980. "Gas cooled solar tower power plant (GAST) KWU approach to a 20 MW hybrid system." Bahrain.
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title = {Gas cooled solar tower power plant (GAST) KWU approach to a 20 MW hybrid system}
author = {Mayer, Martin}
abstractNote = {The gas cooled solar tower powerplant with a hybrid solar-fossil heating system in the form given here represents a significant step towards the industrial use of solar energy. The transition from fossil fuels to solar energy can be facilitated for the power plant operators if the transition is gradual and if conventional technology is used. Using solar energy and with a turbine inlet temperature of 800/sup 0/C the GAST power plant reaches an output of approximately 20 MW and a thermal efficiency of approximately 40% reference to the heat supplied by the receiver. In the absence of solar radiation the plant can be operated exclusively on fossil fuel. Increasing the turbine inlet temperature to 1000/sup 0/C enables an efficiency of about 47% to be reached in the GUD cycle.}
place = {Bahrain}
year = {1980}
month = {Jul}
}