Advances in Solar Energy: An Annual Review of Research and by Edgar A. DeMeo, Peter Steitz (auth.), Karl W. Böer (eds.)

By Edgar A. DeMeo, Peter Steitz (auth.), Karl W. Böer (eds.)

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S" Solar Performance Solar Cast (S/kW) ... 51980 Sl985 ••• Utility System Reprcsentation Source: Zaininger, 1980. 1 Plant Description Solar One converts solar energy into electricity using water/steam as the working fluid for both energy collection and power conversion. 8, depicts the Solar One operating concept. Sunlight is reflected by the 1,818 heliostats located in the collector field onto a tower-mounted receiver (boiler) which absorbs the solar energy and converts the water to superheated steam at 1,450 psi and 510 oe (950°F).

1 Plant Description Solar One converts solar energy into electricity using water/steam as the working fluid for both energy collection and power conversion. 8, depicts the Solar One operating concept. Sunlight is reflected by the 1,818 heliostats located in the collector field onto a tower-mounted receiver (boiler) which absorbs the solar energy and converts the water to superheated steam at 1,450 psi and 510 oe (950°F). The steam is directed to a conventional turbine generator which pro duces electrical energy or to the thermal storage system where the steam is used to heat a combination ofheat transfer oil, rocks and sand contained in the thermal storage tank.

Arizona Public Service Company (APS), for example, hosted an international solar energy exhibition in Phoenix in 1954. This meeting provided the genesis for the establishment of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). And, Detroit Edison, Public Service Electric and Gas of New Jersey, and several other utilities pursued wind energy as a generation option during the 1930s. However, the technological hurdles and high costs associated with the extraction of energy from the sun and wind were viewed as substantially exceeding the potential benefits of pursuing these technologies.

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