Chapter 1

Introduction

Tingzhen Ming1,2, Wei Liu2, Yongjia Wu2, Jinle Gui2, Keyuan Peng2 and Tao Pan2,    1School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, P.R. China,    2School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P.R. China

Abstract

A brief introduction of the energy status quo is presented, followed by the existing solar thermal power plant technologies. The solar chimney power plant (SCPP) technology is presented. Later, a comprehensive introduction on the research and development of SCPP system is presented.

Keywords

Solar energy; solar chimney power plant system (SCPPS); chimney; turbine; collector; energy storage layer

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