Transitioning Coal-fired Power Plants into Combined Solar and Wind Energy Power Plants

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This poster discusses research on transitioning coal-fired power plants into combined solar and wind energy power plants. Using a combination of solar power during the day and wind energy at night, the author is attempting to eliminate coal from society's energy equation by transforming coal-fired power plants into renewable energy based power plants.

Creator(s):
Creation Date: April 19, 2012
Partner(s):
UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Creator (Author):
Brown, Megan

University of North Texas

Creator (Contributor):
Verrill, Diane

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; diane.verrill@unt.edu

Date(s):
  • Creation: April 19, 2012
  • EmbargoUntil: April 19, 2014
Description:

This poster discusses research on transitioning coal-fired power plants into combined solar and wind energy power plants. Using a combination of solar power during the day and wind energy at night, the author is attempting to eliminate coal from society's energy equation by transforming coal-fired power plants into renewable energy based power plants.

Degree:
Department: Political Science
Department: Honors College
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This poster discusses research on transitioning coal-fired power plants into combined solar and wind energy power plants. Using a combination of solar power during the day and wind energy at night, the author is attempting to eliminate coal from society's energy equation by transforming coal-fired power plants into renewable energy based power plants. The power output of the plant before and after this transformation will be examined using a combination of data analysis and evaluation of a case study performed on an actual power plant. The effect of this transformation on the revenue stream of the power plant will also be reviewed to determine if this project would be beneficial to power companies. Many researchers have already begun looking for ways to make coal-fired plants more environmentally friendly via an implementation of wind or solar energy alongside the traditional coal-fired design. An assessment of their different approaches has provided a foundation from which the author has established the author's own designs.

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1 p.

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Keyword(s): coal-fired | power plants | solar energy | wind energy
Source: Ninth Annual University Scholars Day, 2012, Denton, Texas, United States
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Series Title: University Scholars Day
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Resource Type: Poster
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