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Steam turbines for solar thermal and other renewable energies

N. Okita1, T. Takahashi2 and K. Nishimura3,    1Toshiba Corporation, Yokohama, Japan,    2IHI Corporation, Yokohama, Japan,    3Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe, Japan

Abstract

This chapter describes features and applicable examples of steam turbines for solar power and for ORC (organic Rankine cycle) systems which can be applied to heat recovery from low-temperature sources such as biomass combustion, waste heat, and geothermal heat, and other renewable energies.

Recently, a test plant for a combined system of solar, biomass, and ORC turbine generator has been constructed and demonstrated in Japan. A brief summary of this plant is also introduced in this chapter.

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