Evaluation of a Combined-Cycle Setup for Solar Tower Power Plants
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the International SolarPACES Conference 2009, Berlin, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
Simulation of a pure-solar combined-cycle solar thermal power was performed in order to analyse the thermodynamic and economic performance. An open volumetric receiver and packed-bed storage concept was considered. For a 15 MWe power plant, an exergetic efficiency of 25.6% was obtained based on a typical irradiation profile for a single day. The storage volume used was sized to allow continuous operation of the power generation cycle at its nominal point. Accounting for an amortisation over 15 years, a levelised cost of 17.7 UScts/kWhe is possible.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-72470OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-72470DiVA: diva2:487630
15th International SolarPACES Conference 2009.Berlin, Germany. 15. - 18. September 2009
QC 201204162012-01-312012-01-312012-04-16Bibliographically approved