Solar power generation has been gaining worldwide increasing interest by virtue of its ability to meet both the growing energy needs and the increasing concerns on the carbon dioxide emissions. One of the most promising Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies under development uses a parabolic dish to concentrate solar power into a focal point, raising thetemperature of a working fluid which is then used in a thermodynamic cycle to generate electricity. In the OMSoP project, funded by the European Commission, it is proposed to use a Brayton cycle in the form of a micro-gas turbine (MGT), which replaces the more conventional Stirling engine,with the aim of increasing the ratio of the electric power generated to the solar energy collected and improving the operability in relation to solar energy short time fluctuations. To achieve these objectives, research and development will be conducted in all aspects of the system leading to a full scale demonstrative plant to be located at the ENEA Casaccia Research Centre.The present work deals with the activities carried out so far by ENEA, which is principally involved in the development and experimental characterization of the dish component, and in the integration of the complete system, both in terms of modelling and realization. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Investigation into the Coupling of Micro Gas Turbines with CSP Technology: OMSoP Project

Falchetta, M.;Misceo, M.;Mazzei, D.;Russo, V.;Miliozzi, A.;Mele, D.;Crescenzi, T.;Montecchi, M.;Lanchi, M.
2015

Abstract

Solar power generation has been gaining worldwide increasing interest by virtue of its ability to meet both the growing energy needs and the increasing concerns on the carbon dioxide emissions. One of the most promising Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies under development uses a parabolic dish to concentrate solar power into a focal point, raising thetemperature of a working fluid which is then used in a thermodynamic cycle to generate electricity. In the OMSoP project, funded by the European Commission, it is proposed to use a Brayton cycle in the form of a micro-gas turbine (MGT), which replaces the more conventional Stirling engine,with the aim of increasing the ratio of the electric power generated to the solar energy collected and improving the operability in relation to solar energy short time fluctuations. To achieve these objectives, research and development will be conducted in all aspects of the system leading to a full scale demonstrative plant to be located at the ENEA Casaccia Research Centre.The present work deals with the activities carried out so far by ENEA, which is principally involved in the development and experimental characterization of the dish component, and in the integration of the complete system, both in terms of modelling and realization. © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Dish-MGT coupling;Dish design;CSP technology;Micro Gas Turbine;System integration;Ray-tracing method
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