Thermal energy storage (TES) optimization for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants is a key component to improve dispatchability and power production, regardless of sunlight availability. ORC-PLUS, in the frame of Horizon2020, aims to deepen this aspect for an existing CSP plant coupled with a 1 MWe Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system, located in a desert area in Ben Guerir in Morocco and using linear Fresnel collectors as well as thermal oil as heat transfer fluid (HTF). In this context, it has been planned the implementation of a TES based on only one tank with molten salt and two integrated heat exchangers. This storage will be powered by an additional dedicated solar field. Aim of this paper is the analysis of the behaviour of the TES under different operating conditions using a proper computational model. © 2018 Author(s).

Thermal energy storage with integrated heat exchangers using stratified molten salt system for 1 MWe CSP

Mazzei, D.;Russo, V.;Liberatore, R.
2018

Abstract

Thermal energy storage (TES) optimization for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants is a key component to improve dispatchability and power production, regardless of sunlight availability. ORC-PLUS, in the frame of Horizon2020, aims to deepen this aspect for an existing CSP plant coupled with a 1 MWe Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system, located in a desert area in Ben Guerir in Morocco and using linear Fresnel collectors as well as thermal oil as heat transfer fluid (HTF). In this context, it has been planned the implementation of a TES based on only one tank with molten salt and two integrated heat exchangers. This storage will be powered by an additional dedicated solar field. Aim of this paper is the analysis of the behaviour of the TES under different operating conditions using a proper computational model. © 2018 Author(s).
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