Conversion of Solar Two to a Kokhala hybrid power tower

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The continued drop in energy prices and restructuring of the utility industry have reduced the likelihood that a follow-on commercial 100-MW, power tower project will be built immediately following the Solar Two demonstration project. Given this, it would be desirable to find a way to extend the life of the Solar Two project to allow the plant to operate as a showcase for future power tower projects. This paper looks at the possibility of converting Solar Two into a commercial Kokhala hybrid power tower plant at the end of its demonstration period in 1998. The study identifies two gas turbines ... continued below

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Price, H.W. June 1, 1997.

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The continued drop in energy prices and restructuring of the utility industry have reduced the likelihood that a follow-on commercial 100-MW, power tower project will be built immediately following the Solar Two demonstration project. Given this, it would be desirable to find a way to extend the life of the Solar Two project to allow the plant to operate as a showcase for future power tower projects. This paper looks at the possibility of converting Solar Two into a commercial Kokhala hybrid power tower plant at the end of its demonstration period in 1998. The study identifies two gas turbines that could be integrated into a Kokhala cycle at Solar Two and evaluates the design, expected performance, and economics of each of the systems. The study shows that a commercial Kokhala project at Solar Two could produce power at a cost of less than 7 e/kWhr.

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  • SOLAR `97: national solar energy conference, Washington, DC (United States), 25-30 Apr 1997

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  • Other: DE97006925
  • Report No.: NREL/CP--550-23127
  • Report No.: CONF-970441--
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 623293
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696139

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Price, H.W. Conversion of Solar Two to a Kokhala hybrid power tower, article, June 1, 1997; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696139/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.