Integration of photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal technologies for H

Raffaele Liberatore, Mariarosaria Ferrara, Michela Lanchi, Luca Turchetti

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Abstract

It is widely agreed that hydrogen used as energy carrier and/or storage media may significantly contribute in the reduction of emissions, especially if produced by renewable energy sources. The Hybrid Sulfur (HyS) cycle is considered as one of the most promising processes to produce hydrogen through the water-splitting process. The FP7 project SOL2HY2 (Solar to Hydrogen Hybrid Cycles) investigates innovative material and process solutions for the use of solar heat and power in the HyS process. A significant part of the SOL2HY2 project is devoted to the analysis and optimization of the integration of the solar and chemical (hydrogen production) plants. In this context, this work investigates the possibility to integrate different solar technologies, namely photovoltaic, solar central receiver and solar troughs, to optimize their use in the HyS cycle for a green hydrogen production, both in the open and closed process configurations. The analysis carried out accounts for different combinations of geographical location and plant sizing criteria. The use of a sulfur burner, which can serve both as thermal backup and SO2 source for the open cycle, is also considered.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2017
Event22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 27 Jun 2017 → …

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period27/6/17 → …

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Liberatore, R., Ferrara, M., Lanchi, M., & Turchetti, L. (2017). Integration of photovoltaic and concentrated solar thermal technologies for H. Paper presented at 22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4984470