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Once-Through Concept with Direct Steam Generation
The goal of the research project DUKE is the development and demonstration of the once-through concept for parabolic trough plants with direct steam generation (DSG). Solar fields with DSG generate the steam for a steam turbine directly in the solar field piping, whereas other solar field concepts need an additional heat transfer fluid, like synthetic oil. By that, DSG is more efficient and higher temperatures are possible.
Analysis of high-resultion measurements from TSE1 power station in Kanjanabouri/Thailand
The project Kandis (Scientific monitoring of direct steam generation in the Kanjanaburi power plant) aims to accelerate the market introduction of direct steam generation in parabolic trough power plants. To this end, more than 400 high-resolution measurements of the TSE1 power plant in Kanjanaburi, Thailand are evaluated, the first parabolic trough power plant using direct solar steam generation and superheating. The data is provided by Solarlite CSP Technology GmbH, general contractor of TSE1 power station.
Solarthermal electricity generation in combination with biomass
In the frame of the EU Project REELCOOP a solar thermal power plant in the small range is being investigated in combination with biomass.
Direct integration of solar steam into steam generator
In the project SolSteam the Institute of Solar Research develops and investigates in collaboration with it's partners Industrial Solar and Viessman concepts for the integration of solar steam directly into a steam generator for secure supply of industrial steam systems.
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