A novel solar-hybrid gas turbine combined cycle was proposed. The cycle integrates methanol-fueled chemical-looping combustion and solar thermal energy at around , and it was investigated with the aid of the energy-utilization diagram (EUD). Solar thermal energy, at approximately , is utilized to drive the reduction in with methanol in the reduction reactor, and is converted into chemical energy associated with the solid fuel FeO. Then it is released as high-temperature thermal energy during the oxidation of FeO in the oxidation reactor to generate electricity through the combined cycle. As a result, the exergy efficiency of the proposed solar thermal cycle may reach 58.4% at a turbine inlet temperature of , and the net solar-to-electric efficiency would be expected to be 22.3%. The promising results obtained here indicate that this solar-hybrid combined cycle not only offers a new approach for highly efficient use of middle-and-low temperature solar thermal energy to generate electricity, but also provides the possibility of simultaneously utilizing renewable energy and alternative fuel for capture with low energy penalty.
A Low Temperature Solar Thermochemical Power Plant With Recovery Using Methanol-Fueled Chemical Looping Combustion
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Hong, H., Han, T., and Jin, H. (June 4, 2010). "A Low Temperature Solar Thermochemical Power Plant With Recovery Using Methanol-Fueled Chemical Looping Combustion." ASME. J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2010; 132(3): 031002. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4001467
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