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

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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015
EventInternational Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: 1 May 2015 → …

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2014
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period1/5/15 → …

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Lanchi, M., Montecchi, M., Crescenzi, T., Mele, D., Miliozzi, A., Russo, V., Mazzei, D., Misceo, M., Falchetta, M., & Mancini, R. (2015). Investigation into the Coupling of Micro Gas Turbines with CSP Technology: OMSoP Project. Paper presented at International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2014, Beijing, China. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.146