An Innovative Hybrid Solar Gas-Turbine Power Plant based on the TopCycle Concept
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the International SolarPACES Conference 2012, Marrakesh, 2012Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
The TopCycle is an innovative gas-turbine power plant, in which a supercharger unit is added to a conventional industrial gas-turbine to boost the pressure ratio, and large amounts of steam are injected into the combustion chamber in order to achieve near- stoichiometric combustion. A thermoeconomic simulation model of a hybrid solar version of such a power plant has been developed, allowing determination of its thermodynamic and economic performance, and the results are compared with a more conventional hybrid solar combined cycle power plant. The analysis has shown that a hybrid solar TopCycle power plant can produce electricity with CO2 emissions below 300 kgCO2/MWhe at levelized costs around 60 – 80 €/MWhe, lower than the competing hybrid combined cycle units, and directly competitive with wind power.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-103913OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-103913DiVA: diva2:562387
International SolarPACES Conference 2012. Marrakesh, Morocco. September 11-14, 2012
QC 201301252012-10-242012-10-242013-01-25Bibliographically approved