Hot Water Preparation along with Combined Solar Thermochemical Energy Storage System: Experimental Validation and Performance Simulation
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Photovoltaic Solar Systems and Solar Thermal Plants
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2020 (Open) Submit Now
Joaquin Alonso-Montesinos, PhD
Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Physics, University Almeria, Almeria, Spain
Research Interests: solar energy, climatology, atmospheric physics
About This Topic
Photovoltaic (PV) systems hold a key position in renewable energy field. The successful implementation of PV systems relies on several factors. Potential estimation, correct sizing, power electronics, energy conversion, grid stability, dynamic interactions, power quality, power system stability, public policy, investment, and incentives are all different parts of the puzzle for a smooth PV systems operation.
Solar thermal plants (STP) produce electricity using the heat obtained when concentrated solar radiation is converted into thermal energy. The useful heat thus obtained is then converted into electricity by means of a thermodynamic cycle (e.g., Brayton, Rankine, or Stirling). Estimates for global solar thermal potential indicate that it could more than provide for total global electricity needs. There are three primary solar thermal technologies based on three ways of concentrating solar energy: solar parabolic trough plants, solar tower power plants, and solar dish power plants. The mirrors used in these plants are normally constructed from glass, although other techniques are being explored. Power plants of these types use solar heat to heat a thermodynamic fluid such as water in order to drive a thermodynamic engine; for water this will be a steam turbine. Solar thermal power plants can have heat storage systems that allow them to generate electricity beyond daylight hours.
The main difference between a photovoltaic plant and a solar thermal plants is that in the PV panels the solar radiation is converted directly into electricity.
This Special Issue solicits papers that relate to the CSP plants, photovoltaic plant, solar energy, energy conversion, grid stability, electricity, thermal solar storage, performance ratio, and thermodynamic circles.
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CSP plants; Photovoltaic plant; Solar energy; Energy conversion; Grid stability; Electricity; Thermal solar storage; Performance ratio; Thermodinamic circles
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