Solar thermoelectric system with biomass back-up

José Teixeira Gonçalves, Cristina Inês Camus, Stanimir Stoyanov Valtchev

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Abstract

With the objective of having a solar thermoelectric system, running for 24 h a day along the different seasons of the year it is necessary to dimension the adequate storage and back-up systems. The choice of the back-up source of energy depends on how sustainable the power plant should be. In this study, the choice was the use of biomass in order to have a 100% renewable power plant. The selected site was the Alentejo region (Portugal). The local Direct Normal Irradiation (DNI) data was used to simulate with the System Advisor Model program (SAM) considering a solar system with north field and molten salt storage. The system needs no back-up during three months in a year. The use of biomass pellets is a viable alternative because it makes the power plant 100% renewable and dispatchable without loss of energy due to over-dimension of the expensive solar field and molten storage system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Smart Systems - 8th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages358-369
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-56077-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event8th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2017 - Costa De Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 3 May 20175 May 2017

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume499
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference8th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2017
CountryPortugal
CityCosta De Caparica
Period3/05/175/05/17

Keywords

  • Backup
  • Biomass
  • Pellets
  • Solar
  • Thermoelectric

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