Radiative convective Panels and a Cooling System for Concentrating Solar Power

Written By Ana R. Dyreson
Radiative convective Panels and a Cooling System for Concentrating Solar Power
  • Publsiher : Unknown
  • Release : 14 June 2021
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  • Pages : 250 pages
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Download or read book entitled Radiative convective Panels and a Cooling System for Concentrating Solar Power by author: Ana R. Dyreson which was release on 14 June 2021 and published by Unknown with total page 250 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Cooling of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants is a classic example of the connection between energy and water systems. While CSP is both renewable and flexible, it historically used water for cooling the steam cycle. But as water constraints become tighter, especially in deserts where CSP is located, new CSP plants use air-cooled condensers. Air cooling, however, decreases plant energy performance. This work considers an alternative dry cooling system that takes advantage of the low nighttime temperatures and clear skies in the desert. In the proposed system, fluid is circulated during the night through a field of black radiative panels in a closed loop. The fluid is cooled by radiation to the night sky and convection to the ambient air. Water storage tanks allow use of the cooled fluid on demand. The objective of this work is to compare air- and radiative- cooled solar power tower plants. An analytical model for the radiative panel was detailed and validated. Rankine power cycle models were created for the air-cooled and radiative-cooled systems to fully account for off-design operation. In particular, exhaust losses at the last stage turbine were included. The results show that the thermal efficiency of the cycle is not as strongly dependent on condensing pressure as simple cycle models would predict. The system is modeled in annual simulations which use industry-standard models of the solar field, receiver, and thermal energy storage systems. Three systems are modeled: a peaking plant with very little thermal storage, a baseload plant with enough storage to run nearly constantly, and an intermediate plant. Annual hourly simulations show the gross energy production is up to 4% higher for radiative cooling. The net energy production, after accounting for pumping the fluid, is up to 6% higher. The levelized cost of energy of the radiative-cooled system is higher than the air-cooled system except for the peaking plant, which is not currently a typical CSP configuration. This thesis showed that radiative-cooling costs are likely too high to make it cost-effective for current CSP plants, but the system has energy benefits that may make it useful for other applications.

Radiative convective Panels and a Cooling System for Concentrating Solar Power

Radiative convective Panels and a Cooling System for Concentrating Solar Power
  • Author : Ana R. Dyreson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 250
  • ISBN :
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Summary : Cooling of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants is a classic example of the connection between energy and water systems. While CSP is both renewable and flexible, it historically used water for cooling the steam cycle. But as water constraints become tighter, especially in deserts where CSP is located, new CSP ...

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