Schematic Figure Of Stirling Engine In Solar Powered Stirling Engine

Kinematic Stirling Engine

Dish engine technology is the oldest of the solar technologies, dating back to the 1800s when a number of companie s demonstrated solar powered steam-Rankine and Stirling-based systems. Modern technology was developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s by United Stirling AB, Advanco Corporation, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Corporatio n MDA , NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and DOE. This technology used directly-illuminated, tubular sola r receivers, the United Stirling 4-95 kinematic Stirling...

Balance of Station Costs

Balance of Station BOS costs include foundations, control electrical hardware , site preparation, electric collection system and transmission lines, substation, windfarm control and monitoring equipment, O amp M facilities and equipment, initial spare parts, shipping, resource assessment, surveying, legal counsel, project management and administration, permits, construction insurance, and engineering services. Since land cost is listed on Table 1 as a percent of revenue and not an initial...

Integrated Solar Combined Cycle System ISCCS

Solar Combined Cycle

The ISCCS is a new design concept that integrates a parabolic trough plant with a gas turbine combined-cycl e plant 2,3 . The ISCCS has generated much interest because it offers an innovative way to reduce cost and improv e the overall solar-to-electric efficiency. A process flow diagram for an ISCCS is shown in Figure 2. The ISCCS use s solar heat to supplement the waste heat from the gas turbine in order to augment power generation in the steam Rankine bottoming cycle. In this design, solar...