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Development of analytical model for solar chimney power plant with and without water storage system

Young Jae Choi, Dong Hoon Kam, Yoon Won Park and Yong Hoon Jeong

Energy, 2016, vol. 112, issue C, 200-207

Abstract: In a solar chimney power plant (SCPP) system, heated air under the collector rises up through the updraft tower and produces electricity in the turbine generator. An analytical model for a solar chimney was developed to estimate the power output and temperature configuration of the collector. The analytical model was validated using experimental data from a prototype plant in Manzanares, Spain. A water storage system was established under the collector to conserve heat energy during the night. The power of a large-scale SCPP was evaluated according to parameters such as the chimney height, collector radius, chimney diameter and solar irradiation, among others. The power of the large-scale SCPP with and without the water storage system was assessed. The power variation throughout a 24-h period was analyzed according to the depth of the water storage system.

Keywords: Solar chimney; Large-scale analysis; Water storage system (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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