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Solar Upgrading of Fuels for Generation of Electricity

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Rainer Tamme, Reiner Buck

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Michael Epstein

Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Solar Research Facilities Unit, P.O. Box 26, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Uriyel Fisher, Chemi Sugarmen

ORMAT Industries Ltd., P.O. Box 68, Yavne 70650, Israel

J. Sol. Energy Eng 123(2), 160-163 (Jan 01, 2001) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1353177 History: Received August 01, 2000; Revised January 01, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Schematic flow diagram of a solar syngas fired gas turbine plant
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Fuel saving potential for solar upgraded fuel
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Schematic layout of the volumetric solar reformer

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