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Experience of operating a solar parabolic trough direct steam generation power plant with superheating

Willwerth, Lisa and Feldhoff, Jan Fabian and Krüger, Dirk and Keller, Lothar and Eickhoff, Martin and Krüger, Joachim and Pandian, Juvaraj and Tiedemann, Jörg and Succo, Manuel and Khenissi, Abdallah (2018) Experience of operating a solar parabolic trough direct steam generation power plant with superheating. Solar Energy, 171, pp. 310-319. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2018.06.089 ISSN 0038-092X

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TSE1 is the first solar thermal power plant operating in Southeast Asia. It was planned by Solarlite GmbH with support of Tiede- & Niemann GmbH, both German based. It is the first power plant with direct steam generation (DSG) concept and superheating in parabolic troughs. The solar field has a nominal power of 19 MWth driving a 5 MWel turbine by superheated steam at 30 bar and 330 °C. During 2010/2011 Solarlite built the solar field, while the later owner and operator Thai Solar Energy (TSE) from Bangkok built the power block, in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. TSE1 is being operated by TSE since January 2012 (Krüger et al., 2012). This publication is based on a study within the KanDis project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, in which an extensive database of records of almost 500 sensors installed in the power plant (solar field and power block) has been investigated. The data have been provided by Solarlite with a time resolution of about 1 minute. Within the KanDis project, a stable operation could be demonstrated (Khenissi et al., 2015, Krüger et al., 2016). Even under the fluctuating irradiance conditions in the rainy season of Thailand, the turbine could be operated well and generate electricity. Evaluation of the operation data has helped to learn more about DSG behaviour. The TSE1 layout and the implemented control strategies were evaluated and strategies for improvement of TSE1 are suggested within this paper. From the experiences with the TSE1 power plant, conclusions could be drawn to improve the layout and control of future DSG plants.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/114760/
Document Type:Article
Title:Experience of operating a solar parabolic trough direct steam generation power plant with superheating
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Willwerth, Lisalisa.willwerth (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Feldhoff, Jan FabianJan.Feldhoff (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1636-5429
Krüger, Dirkdirk.krueger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Keller, Lotharlothar.keller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Eickhoff, Martinmartin.eickhoff (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Krüger, JoachimsolarliteUNSPECIFIED
Pandian, Juvarajsolarlite gmbhUNSPECIFIED
Tiedemann, Jörgtiede- & niemann ingenieurgesellschaft mbhUNSPECIFIED
Succo, Manueltiede- & niemann ingenieurgesellschaft mbhUNSPECIFIED
Khenissi, AbdallahAbdallah.Khenissi (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Solar Energy
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1016/j.solener.2018.06.089
Page Range:pp. 310-319
Keywords:CSP, concentrated solar power, DSG, direct steam generation, evaporator control, superheater control, parabolic trough
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Thermal Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Advanced Heat Transfer Media
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Line Focus Systems
Deposited By: Willwerth, Lisa
Deposited On:03 Nov 2017 11:31
Last Modified:10 Jan 2019 15:50

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