A Comparison of Solar Power Systems (CSP): Solar Tower (ST) Systems versus Parabolic Trough (PT) Systems
American Journal of Energy Engineering
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages: 29-36
Received: Apr. 16, 2015;
Accepted: Apr. 25, 2015;
Published: May 11, 2015
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Huseyin Murat Cekirge, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, KSA
Ammar Elhassan, Department of Information Technology, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, KSA
Comparison of Comparison of Solar Power System (CSP) power plants will be introduced and discussed; Solar Tower (ST) plants and Parabolic Trough (PT) plants are subjects of this comparison. The comparison will be made possibly analytical or quantitatively instead of qualitatively. Examples will be presented and explained in detail. The main issues such efficiency, area of the plant, environmental issues, molten salt storage, the cost of the plants, dust and humidity, maintenance and operation cost and total investment are discussed.
Huseyin Murat Cekirge,
A Comparison of Solar Power Systems (CSP): Solar Tower (ST) Systems versus Parabolic Trough (PT) Systems, American Journal of Energy Engineering.
Vol. 3, No. 3,
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