Preliminary Design of a 10 kWe Solar Heated Open Brayton-Cycle Engine. Phase I.
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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This report discusses the results of the first phase of a two-phase program to assess the applicability of electric power generation from solar energy at Naval bases, particularly advanced bases which require small, mobile systems not under development in the civilian sector. For purposes of establishing a baseline system against which the costs and benefits of various solar-to-electric energy conversion processes can be compared, an open-cycle air turbinegenerator set was chosen with tracking parabolic dish reflector to focus direct solar radiation onto a collectorheat exchanger providing heat for the engine.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating