Solar Energy, Vol.188, 200-208, 2019
Polygeneration of power, cooling and desalinated water by concentrated solar energy plants equipped with (c) GICE engine
Polygeneration of electric power, cooling and fresh water from seawater and brackish water by using solar energy is discussed in this paper. The best plant component arrangement has been selected for a 400-600 square meter Solar Dish surface. The engine is made of turbomachinery deriyed from the Internal Combustion Engine Turbocharger Technology for reliability and economy reasons. The Micro Gas Turbine has been selected taking the (c) GICE complex arrangement concept into account. Such an arrangement is capable of concurrent production of power and of a cold stream by the expansion in the Power Turbine. Such a cold stream is used for (c) CryoDesalination of seawater and cooling. An example has been presented, it demonstrates the potential of large solar dish technology used to feed solar energy in an integrated system made of a (c) GICE engine, (c) CryoDesalination group and a collector of the cold streams for cooling purposes. Two options have been explored and compared.