Title

Alternative Energy Production With Grid-Connected Solar Dish-Stirling Systems

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

7-25-2002

Publication Title

2002 IEEE Power Engineering Society Summer Meeting, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Publisher

IEEE

Volume

1

First page number:

129

Last page number:

133

Abstract

Two grid-connected solar dish-Stirling power systems have recently been installed on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The objective is to study the reliability of these systems, and investigate means of improving their efficiency and availability in an effort to raise their proven technology status. This paper describes the operation of both systems and evaluates the expected yearly kWh production using historical solar insolation data and past system availability.

Keywords

Electric power-plants – Efficiency; Power system interconnection; Solar absorber-convertors; Solar concentrators; Solar energy concentrators; Solar power plants; Solar power stations; Stirling engines

Disciplines

Energy Systems | Mechanical Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESS.2002.1043197

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