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Exergetic analysis of a solar thermal power system with PCM storage


Mahfuz, MH and Kamyar, A and Afshar, O and Sarraf, M and Anisur, MR and Kibria, MA and Saidur, R and Metselaar, IHSC, Exergetic analysis of a solar thermal power system with PCM storage, Energy Conversion and Management, 78 pp. 486-492. ISSN 0196-8904 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2013.11.016


Exergy analysis has become an important tool for thermodynamic assessment of power generation systems. In the present study, thermodynamic performance (energy and exergy) analysis is performed for a solar thermal power plant located in Shiraz, Iran. In addition, a computational exergy analysis is performed to show the possible improvement of this power plant integrating with Phase Change Material (PCM) storage. Consequently, it is found that overall energy efficiency without PCM storage is about 30% while the exergy efficiency is about 10%. However, about 30% overall exergy efficiency can be achieved for the case of using PCM storage along with the solar collector.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:solar collector, PCM, thermal energy storage, exergy analysis
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Mechanical engineering
Research Field:Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Renewable energy
Objective Field:Solar-thermal energy
UTAS Author:Afshar, O (Mr Omid Afshar)
ID Code:95175
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:70
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2014-09-26
Last Modified:2014-10-28

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