Technical Status of the Dish/Stirling Joint Venture Program
SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM
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Initiated in 1991 the DishSterling Joint Venture Program DSJVP is a 5-year, 17.2 million joint venture which is funded by Cummins Power Generation, Inc. CPG of Columbus, Indiana and the United States Department of Energys DOE Solar Thermal and Biomass Power Division. Sandia National Laboratories administers and provides technical management for this contract on the DOEs behalf. In January, 1995 CPG advanced to Phase 3 of this three-phase contract. The objective of the DSJVP is to develop and commercialize a 7-kWe DishStirling System for remote power markets by 1997. In this paper, the technical status of the major subsystems which comprise the CPG 7-kWe DishStirling System is presented. These subsystems include the solar concentrator, heat pipe receiver, enginealternator, power conditioning, and automatic controls.
- Electric Power Production and Distribution