Integrated Solar Combined Cycle System ISCCS

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 energy is generally used to generate additional steam and the gas turbine wast e heat is used for preheat and steam superheating. Most designs have looked at increasing the steam turbine size by a s much as 100%. The ISCCS design will likely be preferred over the solar Rankine plant in regions where combine d cycle plants are already being built.

Option B - Low Pressure Sobr Steam

Option B - Low Pressure Sobr Steam

Solar Combined Cycle
Figure 2. Integrated Solar Combined Cycle System [1].
Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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