Gas Turbine “Solarization”-Modifications for Solar/Fuel Hybrid Operation

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Uri Fisher, Chemi Sugarmen, Arik Ring, Joseph Sinai

ORMAT Industries, Ltd., P.O. Box 68, Yavne 81100, Israel

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(3), 872-878 (Jul 19, 2004) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1763602 History: Received August 05, 2003; Revised April 22, 2004; Online July 19, 2004
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Beam Down reflector at the Weizman Institute of Science
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Direct aiming solar field at Almerı́a, Spain
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Solar-hybrid power system layout
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SOLGATE turbine-Power vs. additional pressure loss downstream the compressor
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New Combustion Camber, liner, seal & cold air nozzles
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SOLGATE system setup at the PSA test bed exchanger and nitrogen battery
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Test set up at ORMAT with 3 m2 airside volume, heat
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ORMAT Solar Turbine 3 Power Skid
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Scheme of Brayton solar/fuel hybrid cycle
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Typical test day at design conditions
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Performance on-line diagrams.
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PGT10 with 2 receivers heating air to 800°C and 3 receivers heating air to 1000°C.



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