J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr3-141-Pr3-146
Gas turbine cycles for hybrid solar power plantsX. Garcia Casals
Universidad Pontificia de Comillas-ICAI, Departamento de Fluidos y Calor, C/Alberto Aguilera 23, 28015 Madrid, Spain
Nowadays develepment of solar central receiver tecnology, with volumetric receivers heating air, asks for a thermodynamic cycle able to handle such high temperatures with high efficiency and ease of integration on a hybrid solar power plant. Todays Gas Turbine technology has turbine inlet temperatures of the same order as maximum temperatures experimented on volumetric receivers, and renders itself for a rather easy integration of solar energy input on a hybrid scheme. In this paper we analyse several gas turbine cycles for their use in solar energy applications, giving some insight on how to design and/or use them in solar thermal power plants.
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