Solar Power: Concentrating Solar Power Systems

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ENG331 - Topic 9 this is a presentation of why solar power is important and the need to find alternative energy sources.

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Solar energy: concentrated solar power:

Solar energy: concentrated solar power Aaron Freeman October 17, 2014 CREATE-AND-CODE CONFERENCE Create-and-Code

Todays standards:

Create-and-Code Todays standards Non-renewable resources Low Efficiency Harmful by-products Dirty

Coal-Fired Power plant:

Create-and-Code Coal-Fired Power plant

Concentrated solar power:

Create-and-Code Concentrated solar power The sun is used as a renewable energy source No environmental pollutants An alternative to fossil fuels

Linear Concentrator System:

Create-and-Code Linear Concentrator System Utilizes Long, U-shaped mirrors to redirect sunlight to a receiver running its length

Dish/Engine System:

Create-and-Code Dish/Engine System Small mirrors arranged like a dish redirect sunlight onto a receiver to generate electricity

Power tower system:

Create-and-Code Power tower system Many mirrors follow the path of the sun, redirecting sunlight to a central receiver to generate electricity

Advantages of solar power:

Create-and-Code Advantages of solar power Electricity for 70,000-90,000 homes per year Refined systems use Nitrate-salt to provide energy at night Cost per kilowatt hour is declining

Disadvantages of solar power:

Create-and-Code Disadvantages of solar power Energy production is much lower at night or during cloudy weather More R&D is needed to make areas in the world as efficient in producing solar energy as the west coast of the USA.

Web references:

http:// www.nrel.gov/learning/re_csp.html http:// energy.gov/eere/sunshot/concentrating-solar-power http:// energy.gov/articles/top-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-concentrating-solar-power http:// www.tva.com/power/coalart.htm http:// xinology.com:888/Glass-Mirrors-Products/CSP/applications.html http:// www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=530 http:// teeic.indianaffairs.gov/er/solar/restech/desc/index.htm http://gyemgh.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/how-to-win-the-argument-against-coal-fired-power-plants/ http://seewallartideas.blogspot.com/2012/05/world-city-night-album-6.html Create-and-Code Web references

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