Performance Study of a Novel Integrated Solar Combined Cycle System
AbstractBased on a traditional integrated solar combined cycle system, a novel integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) system is proposed, which preferentially integrates the solar energy driven lithium bromide absorption refrigeration system that is used to cool the gas turbine inlet air in this paper. Both the Aspen Plus and EBSILON softwares are used to build the models of the overall system. Both the thermodynamic performance and economic performance of the new system are compared with those of the traditional ISCC system without the inlet air cooling process. The new system can regulate the proportions of solar energy integrated in the refrigerator and the heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) based on the daily meteorological data, and the benefits of the solar energy integrated with the absorption refrigeration are greater than with the HRSG. The results of both the typical day performance and annual performance of different systems show that the new system has higher daily and annual system thermal efficiencies (52.90% and 57.00%, respectively), higher daily and annual solar photoelectric efficiencies (31.10% and 22.31%, respectively), and higher daily and annual solar photoelectric exergy efficiencies (33.30% and 23.87%, respectively) than the traditional ISCC system. The solar energy levelized cost of electricity of the new ISCC system is 0.181 $/kW·h, which is 0.061 $/kW·h lower than that of the traditional ISCC system. View Full-Text
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Duan, L.; Wang, Z. Performance Study of a Novel Integrated Solar Combined Cycle System. Energies 2018, 11, 3400.
Duan L, Wang Z. Performance Study of a Novel Integrated Solar Combined Cycle System. Energies. 2018; 11(12):3400.Chicago/Turabian Style
Duan, Liqiang; Wang, Zhen. 2018. "Performance Study of a Novel Integrated Solar Combined Cycle System." Energies 11, no. 12: 3400.
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