Solar power towers using supercritical CO2 and supercritical steam cycles, and decoupled combined cycles

M.A. Silva-Pérez     University of Sevilla, Seville, Spain


Solar power-tower systems (also known as central receiver systems) can efficiently achieve high temperatures because of the high concentration ratios they can achieve using different configurations of the collector field and receiver. The combination of solar power towers with high-temperature cycles permits to increase in the global efficiency in the conversion of solar radiation to electricity with respect to concentrated solar power (CSP) plants based on the sub-critical Rankine cycle and could result in levelized cost of energy (LCOE) reduction, as far as the increase in ...

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