Industrial-Scale Prototype of cTES for Water Consumption Reduction and Power Block Efficiency Improvement - SOLWATT PROJECT

Arnaud Bruch, Kumar Patchigolla, Faisal Asfand, Luis Millán Monte, Rogelio Peón Menéndez, Sylvie Douard, Delphine Bourdon

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Abstract

SOLWATT project started in May 2018 and involve 9 partners (4 research organizations CEA, CIEMAT, CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY and DLR- and 5 industrial partners TSK, BRIGHTSOURCE, FENIKS, RIOGLASS and TECKNIKER). SOLWATT project is devoted to the reduction of water consumption in CSP power plant. For this purpose, mirror field cleaning, turbine condenser cooling and water recovery are considered. Present paper is devoted more particularly to the cTES industrial prototype (cold thermal energy storage) used to reduce the water consumption related to condenser cooling. The cTES is based on a single-media thermocline storage used to partially or totally store the heat flow from the condenser when ambient temperatures are too high. Storage discharge is performed during the night. A 1000 m3 cTES prototype will be designed and constructed in the 50 MWe La Africana CSP power plant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolarPACES 2018
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems
EditorsChristoph Richter
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages5
Volume2126 Issue 1
ISBN (Print)9780735418660
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event24th SolarPACES International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems - Casablanca, Morocco
Duration: 2 Oct 20185 Oct 2018
Conference number: 24

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Number1
Volume2126
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference24th SolarPACES International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems
Abbreviated titleSolarPACES 2018
CountryMorocco
CityCasablanca
Period2/10/185/10/18

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    Bruch, A., Patchigolla, K., Asfand, F., Monte, L. M., Menéndez, R. P., Douard, S., & Bourdon, D. (2019). Industrial-Scale Prototype of cTES for Water Consumption Reduction and Power Block Efficiency Improvement - SOLWATT PROJECT. In C. Richter (Ed.), SolarPACES 2018: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems (Vol. 2126 Issue 1). [200009] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2126, No. 1). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5117724