Solar energy can be converted effectively into electrical or mechanical energy. The radiant heat of the sun is collected by a parabolic dish, concentrated intensely and reflected into a cavity receiver. Air flowing through tube panels in front of the receiver inner walls absorbs the radiant energy. Downstream of the receiver is a fossil-fired combustion chamber (hybrid construction). The fuel energy is converted at a higher utilization than in a straight fossil-fuelled power plant. The overall efficiency of the hybrid plant rises with increasing turbine inlet temperature. The power delivered by the turbine serves to drive the compressor and the generator. A description of the thermodynamic design of the cycle is followed by statements on the performance characteristics of the individual components and by a description of the steady-state part-load behavior of the plant considering specific conditions such as variations in solar and fossil fuel-generated heat and fluctuating load on the power transmission grid.
Part-Load Behavior of a Solar-Heated and Fossil-Fuelled Gas Turbine Power Plant
- Views Icon Views
- PDF LinkPDF
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Bammert, K, & Lange, H. "Part-Load Behavior of a Solar-Heated and Fossil-Fuelled Gas Turbine Power Plant." Proceedings of the ASME 1986 International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit. Volume 4: Heat Transfer; Electric Power. Dusseldorf, West Germany. June 8–12, 1986. V004T10A023. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/86-GT-251
Download citation file: