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Solar Chimney Power Plant Generating Technology

Solar Chimney Power Plant Generating Technology Book
Author : Tingzhen Ming
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-03-15
ISBN : 0128092939
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solar Chimney Power Plant Generating Technology presents the latest advanced solar chimney power generating technologies to help engineers acquire a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental theories, technologies, and applications of solar chimney power generating systems. The book includes comprehensive theories, very detailed technologies, and many well-illustrated, basic configurations of different types of systems, enabling readers to understand the fundamental theory, the design methods of solar chimney systems, and the basic parameters of the construction and operation of these systems. Includes comprehensive theories, very detailed technologies, and many basic configurations of different types of systems Covers the basic mechanisms of fluid flow, heat transfer, power output, energy storage, and operational procedures of SCPPS (solar chimney power plant system) turbines Focuses on thermodynamic theory, helio-aero-gravity effect, fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics, design for SC turbine, energy storage, and the effect of ambient crosswinds

The Design and Functionality of a Solar Chimney Electric Power Plant

The Design and Functionality of a Solar Chimney Electric Power Plant Book
Author : Reccab Manyala
Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Release : 2011-03
ISBN : 9783844311631
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solar chimney power technology This book presents an analysis of not a very old technology of electric power generation using solar energy by employing basic physics that when air is heated it rises. The created updraft can be used to turn a turbine placed at an appropriate position within a tall chimney to generate electricity. The book discusses the principles of and characteristics of such a system, its requirements, its construction and its operation.

Development and Performance Investigation of a Novel Solar Chimney Power Generation System

Development and Performance Investigation of a Novel Solar Chimney Power Generation System Book
Author : Louis Beneke
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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South Africa has limited reserve electricity resources and many parts of the country have limited access to electricity. Electricity production capacity is at maximum and almost each Giga watt is accounted for. Predictions suggest South Africa would have a serious electricity allocation problem in the very near future and current rolling blackout in many of our cities can attest to the looming problem. The energy crisis in South Africa has highlighted the need to increase electricity generation capacity and to search for alternative energy sources. Solar chimney plants could form part of the solution in the near future in South Africa to create additional power. This study aimed to develop a wind generation system in areas where wind is absent. A solar chimney power plant is expected to provide remote areas in South Africa with electric power, or to complement the current electricity grid. Solar energy and the psychometric state of the air are important to encourage the full development of a solar chimney power plant for the thermal and electrical production of energy for various uses. Research within the South African context and particularly on increasing the effectiveness of the solar chimney power plant technology is lacking; as such this study proposes the development of a solar chimney plant and associated technology to ensure the effectiveness of this plant.

Solar Chimney Power Plants Numerical Investigations and Experimental Validation

Solar Chimney Power Plants  Numerical Investigations and Experimental Validation Book
Author : Haythem Nasraoui,Moubarek Bsisa, Zied Driss
Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
Release : 2020-08-18
ISBN : 9811461732
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solar Chimney Power Plants: Numerical Investigations and Experimental Validation summarizes the effect of the geometrical parameters of a solar chimney on the airflow behavior inside a solar chimney power plant. Chapters in this experimental handbook are presented in two parts with the goal of equipping readers with the information necessary to study and determine key factors which affect the performance of the solar chimney power plant. In the first part, the authors present a simulation developed by using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling software ANSYS Fluent to model the airflow. The adopted CFD models include k-ɛ turbulence model, the DO radiation model and the convection heat flux transfer model. These models have been validated with anterior experimental results. In the second part, the simulated models are then tested with alternate geometric configurations of the solar chimney power plant. The numerical studies allow readers to consider ways to expand on the design optimizing of the solar chimney when constructing a prototype. Geometrical parameters include the height, the diameter of the chimney and the dimensions of the solar collector and their effect on the temperature and air pressure is documented to validate models used for experimental simulations. The handbook also includes a study of an experimental prototype, constructed at ENIS. The researchers have gathered data on the environmental temperature, distribution of the temperature, air velocity and the power output generated by the turbine, the solar radiation and the gap of temperature in the collector of the prototype.

Solar Energy

Solar Energy Book
Author : Radu Rugescu
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2010-02-01
ISBN : 9533070528
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The present “Solar Energy” science book hopefully opens a series of other first-hand texts in new technologies with practical impact and subsequent interest. They might include the ecological combustion of fossil fuels, space technology in the benefit of local and remote communities, new trends in the development of secure Internet Communications on an interplanetary scale, new breakthroughs in the propulsion technology and others. The editors will be pleased to see that the present book is open to debate and they will wait for the readers’ reaction with great interest. Critics and proposals will be equally welcomed.

Cold Inflow Free Solar Chimney

Cold Inflow Free Solar Chimney Book
Author : Md. Mizanur Rahman,Chi-Ming Chu
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-05-28
ISBN : 9813368314
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights the design of a new type of solar chimney that has lower height and bigger diameter, and discusses its applications. The bigger diameter chimneys are introduced showing cold inflow phenomena that significantly reduced the performance of solar chimney. The cold inflow-free operation of solar chimneys restores the draft losses and enhances the performance of the solar chimneys. Numerical and experimental investigation results will be presented to highlight the performance of cold inflow-free solar chimney performance. In addition, this book covers the important basic design parameters that affect the design of solar chimney for different applications, mainly, solar chimney-assisted ventilation for passive cooling and power generation system.

The Solar Chimney

The Solar Chimney Book
Author : Jörg Schlaich
Publisher : Edition Axel Menges
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9783930698691
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Describes a viable alternative power source. Manzanares, Spain's solar chimney has proven to be effective.

Sustainable Energy Technologies

Sustainable Energy Technologies Book
Author : Eduardo Rincón-Mejía,Alejandro de las Heras
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-11-20
ISBN : 1351980688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book examines the key aspects that will define future sustainable energy systems: energy supply, energy storage, security and limited environmental impacts. It clearly explains the need for an integrated engineering approach to sustainable energies, based on mathematical, biogeophysical, and engineering arguments. Resilient and efficient alternatives are compared to non-sustainable options. This book results from the collaboration of 50 international contributors.

Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies Generating Renewable Energy

Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies  Generating Renewable Energy Book
Author : Ibrahim Dincer,Adnan Midilli,Haydar Kucuk
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-10-29
ISBN : 3319078968
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This multi-disciplinary volume presents information on the state-of-the-art in sustainable energy technologies key to tackling the world’s energy challenges and achieving environmentally benign solutions. Its unique amalgamation of the latest technical information, research findings and examples of successfully applied new developments in the area of sustainable energy will be of keen interest to engineers, students, practitioners, scientists and researchers working with sustainable energy technologies. Problem statements, projections, new concepts, models, experiments, measurements and simulations from not only engineering and science, but disciplines as diverse as ecology, education, economics and information technology are included, in order to create a truly holistic vision of the sustainable energy field. The contributions feature coverage of topics including solar and wind energy, biomass and biofuels, waste-to-energy, renewable fuels, geothermal and hydrogen power, efficiency gains in fossil fuels and energy storage technologies including batteries and fuel cells.

CFD Techniques and Energy Applications

CFD Techniques and Energy Applications Book
Author : Zied Driss,Brahim Necib,Hao-Chun Zhang
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-02-22
ISBN : 331970950X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book focuses on CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) techniques and the recent developments and research works in energy applications. It is devoted to the publication of basic and applied studies broadly related to this area. The chapters present the development of numerical methods, computational techniques, and case studies in the energy applications. Also, they offer the fundamental knowledge for using CFD in energy applications through new technical approaches. Besides, they describe the CFD process steps and provide benefits and issues for using CFD analysis in understanding the flow complicated phenomena and its use in the design process. The best practices for reducing errors and uncertainties in the CFD analysis are further described. The book reveals not only the recent advances and future research trends of CFD Techniques but also provides the reader with valuable information about energy applications. It aims to provide the readers, such as engineers and PhD students, with the fundamentals of CFD prior to embarking on any real simulation project. Additionally, engineers supporting or being supported by CFD analysts can take advantage from the information of the book’s different chapters. ​

Power Generation Technologies

Power Generation Technologies Book
Author : Paul Breeze
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2014-03-24
ISBN : 0080983367
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The new edition of Power Generation Technologies is a concise and readable guide that provides an introduction to the full spectrum of currently available power generation options, from traditional fossil fuels and the better established alternatives such as wind and solar power, to emerging renewables such as biomass and geothermal energy. Technology solutions such as combined heat and power and distributed generation are also explored. However, this book is more than just an account of the technologies – for each method the author explores the economic and environmental costs and risk factors. Each technology is covered using the same basic criteria so that comparisons between technologies can be made more easily. Those involved in planning and delivering energy – including engineers, managers and policy makers – will find in this book a guide through the minefield of maintaining a reliable power supply, meeting targets on greenhouse gas emissions, and addressing economic and social objectives. Provides a unique comparison of a wide range of power generation technologies from oil, coal, nuclear and natural gas, to geothermal, wind, solar, and bioenergy Hundreds of diagrams demystify how each technology functions in practice Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of each power generation system covered New chapters covering fast-advancing renewable and alternative power sources such as municipal waste and concentrating solar plants Fresh focus the evolution of traditional technologies such as natural gas and "clean coal" Expanded coverage of distributed power generation and CHP (combined heat and power) technologies

Features of the Solar Cyclone Tower Technology Sensor Network for an Enhanced Solar Cyclone Tower

Features of the Solar Cyclone Tower Technology  Sensor Network for an Enhanced Solar Cyclone Tower Book
Author : Sina Varaei
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2020-08-07
ISBN : 334622161X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Master's Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject Physics - Applied physics, Imperial College London, language: English, abstract: As the need to transition towards renewable energies becomes increasingly evident and a grow-ing number of regions are subject to more intense water stresses, various power-generation and electricity-production technologies are being developed. Among these, the Solar Cyclone Tower (SCT) appears to be a promising solution, for both electricity and water production, which is based on a renewable energy source: sunlight. In this thesis, the author explores the different features of the SCT technology, its operating concept and advantages. He also present a physical model which has been built for pedagogical uses. He discusses how the SCT’s water and electricity production can be enhanced. Potential facilities which the SCT could host are also considered and the solar tower’s overall advantages listed. We explain how various physical phenomena make environmental variables difficult to predict and challenging to probe. However, it is necessary to acquire real-time data on environmental variables such as temperature, humidity, insolation and airflow for a number of different reasons which he will discuss. He has thus undertaken a study and review of different temperature, humidity, insolation and airflow sensing technologies which are suitable for use in the SCT. He later characterised a simple temperature and humidity sensing device and, finally, presented the outline of a sensor placement algorithm and a method to find the optimal number of sensors.

Solar Power Conversion Engineering Technology Financing

Solar Power Conversion   Engineering  Technology  Financing Book
Author : Oreste Bramanti
Publisher : Youcanprint
Release : 2015-04-20
ISBN : 8891185043
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The present book likes to range over the advanced technological, industrial and financial topics as well as the key drivers for a project bankability of the solar power conversion. This work will become an international handbook for those entrepreneurs, developers, managers, institutional stakeholders, as well as for their lenders and consultants building on the learning curve the best practices, developed in mature and emerging markets. Oreste Bramanti made a rigorous technical and engineering analysis, a visionary outlook on the new frontiers of R&D, a comprehensive review of both economic aspects and key bankability features of projects contracts lay the foundations for sound financial modelling of solar projects. Market-based models are increasingly surpassing incentive-based models. Alongside grid parity projects, PPAs with merchants (utilities, retailers, heavy industries) and residential customers (for instance, the SolarCity PPA-lease model) are becoming mainstream routes-to-market based on which banks are ready to provide long-term financing.

Thermal System Optimization

Thermal System Optimization Book
Author : Vivek K. Patel,Vimal J. Savsani,Mohamed A. Tawhid
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-02-14
ISBN : 303010477X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a wide-ranging review of the latest research and development directions in thermal systems optimization using population-based metaheuristic methods. It helps readers to identify the best methods for their own systems, providing details of mathematical models and algorithms suitable for implementation. To reduce mathematical complexity, the authors focus on optimization of individual components rather than taking on systems as a whole. They employ numerous case studies: heat exchangers; cooling towers; power generators; refrigeration systems; and others. The importance of these subsystems to real-world situations from internal combustion to air-conditioning is made clear. The thermal systems under discussion are analysed using various metaheuristic techniques, with comparative results for different systems. The inclusion of detailed MATLAB® codes in the text will assist readers—researchers, practitioners or students—to assess these techniques for different real-world systems. Thermal System Optimization is a useful tool for thermal design researchers and engineers in academia and industry, wishing to perform thermal system identification with properly optimized parameters. It will be of interest for researchers, practitioners and graduate students with backgrounds in mechanical, chemical and power engineering.

Challenges of Power Engineering and Environment

Challenges of Power Engineering and Environment Book
Author : Ke-fa Cen,Yong Chi,Jianhua Yan
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2009-03-27
ISBN : 3540766944
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book is the proceedings of the International Conference on Power Engineering-2007. The fields of this book include power engineering and relevant environmental issues. The recent technological advances in power engineering and related areas are introduced. This book is valuable for researchers, engineers and students majoring in power engineering.

Numerical Methods for Energy Applications

Numerical Methods for Energy Applications Book
Author : Naser Mahdavi Tabatabaei,Nicu Bizon
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-07-03
ISBN : 303062191X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book provides a thorough guide to the use of numerical methods in energy systems and applications. It presents methods for analysing engineering applications for energy systems, discussing finite difference, finite element, and other advanced numerical methods. Solutions to technical problems relating the application of these methods to energy systems are also thoroughly explored. Readers will discover diverse perspectives of the contributing authors and extensive discussions of issues including: • a wide variety of numerical methods concepts and related energy systems applications;• systems equations and optimization, partial differential equations, and finite difference method;• methods for solving nonlinear equations, special methods, and their mathematical implementation in multi-energy sources;• numerical investigations of electrochemical fields and devices; and• issues related to numerical approaches and optimal integration of energy consumption. This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing scientific and academic insight for readers with an interest in numerical methods and energy systems.

Energy and Fuel Systems Integration

Energy and Fuel Systems Integration Book
Author : Yatish T. Shah
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-10-15
ISBN : 1482253127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Energy and Fuel Systems Integration explains how growing energy and fuel demands, paired with the need for environmental preservation, require different sources of energy and fuel to cooperate and integrate with each other rather than simply compete. Providing numerous examples of energy and fuel systems integration success stories, this book: Discusses the use of different mixtures of fuels for combustion, gasification, liquefaction, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion processes Describes the use of hybrid nuclear and renewable energy systems for power and heat cogenerations with nonelectrical applications Details the holistic integration of renewable, nuclear, and fossil energy systems by gas, heat, and smart electrical grids Energy and Fuel Systems Integration emphasizes the many advantages of these integrated systems, including sustainability, flexibility for optimization and scale-up, and more efficient use of storage, transportation, and delivery infrastructures.

Renewable and Sustainable Energy

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Book
Author : Wei Guo Pan,Jian Xing Ren,Yong Guang Li
Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Release : 2011-10-07
ISBN : 3038137464
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The extensively peer-reviewed contents of this book cover the development and use of solar energy, nuclear energy engineering, development and use of wind energy, development and use of biomass energy, storage technology, energy-saving technology, hydrogen and fuel-cells, energy materials, energy chemical engineering, energy security and clean use, new energy vehicles, electric vehicles, energy-efficient lighting products and technologies, green building materials and energy-saving buildings. This makes the work a veritable handbook on these topics.

Solar Power Generation

Solar Power Generation Book
Author : Paul Breeze
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-06-13
ISBN : 0128040548
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Solar Power Generation is a concise, up-to-date, and readable guide providing an introduction to the leading renewable power generation technology. It includes detailed descriptions of solar photovoltaic and solar thermal generation systems, and demystifies the relevant solar energy technology functions in practice while also exploring economic and environmental risk factors. Engineers, managers, policymakers, and those involved in planning and delivering energy resources will find this reference a valuable guide to help establish a reliable power supply to address social and economic objectives. Focuses on the evolution and developments in solar energy generation Evaluates the economic and environmental viability of the systems with concise diagrams and accessible explanations Demystifies the relevant solar energy technology functions in practice Explores economic and environmental risk factors

The Sustainable City VIII 2 Volume Set

The Sustainable City VIII  2 Volume Set  Book
Author : S.S. Zubir,C.A. Brebbia
Publisher : WIT Press
Release : 2013-12-03
ISBN : 1845647467
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

With majority of the Earth’s people now urban dwellers, and cities being the most efficient habitat for the utilisation of resources, it is imperative that we continue to support standards of living and efficiencies of urban areas. However, the urbanisation process has not been without its problems. While much has been done to address the original issues surrounding the quality of urban life, new challenges continue to arise. It is no longer sustainable to achieve improvements by means that require greater and greater energy consumption as we did in the past. Despite their complexity, however, cities are a great laboratory for architects, engineers, and other key professionals to apply new ideas and new technology to meet our requirements for more sustainable city environments. Containing papers presented at the latest in a series of conferences organised by the Wessex Institute of Technology, these proceedings, split in to two volumes address not just environmental, architectural, and engineering concerns, but also quality of life, security, risk, and heritage. The diversity of topics and the case studies based on existing projects make the book an important contribution to the literature on urban planning.