Integration of concentrated solar power (CSP) and circulating fluidized bed (CFB) power plants: Final results of the COMBO-CFB project

Suvi Suojanen, Elina Hakkarainen, Ari Kettunen, Jukka Kapela, Juha Paldanius, Minttu Tuononen, Istvan Selek, Jenö Kovács, Matti Tähtinen

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Abstract

Hybridization of solar energy together with another energy source is an option to provide heat and power reliably on demand. Hybridization allows decreasing combustion related fuel consumption and emissions, assuring stable grid connection and cutting costs of concentrated solar power technology due to shared power production equipment. The research project "Integration of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Power Plants" (COMBO-CFB) has been carried out to investigate the technical possibilities and limitations of the concept. The main focus was on the effect of CSP integration on combustion dynamics and on the joint power cycle, and on the interactions of subsystems. The research provides new valuable experimental data and knowhow about dynamic behaviour of CFB combustion under boundary conditions of the hybrid system. Limiting factors for maximum solar share in different hybridization schemes and suggestions for enhancing the performance of the hybrid system are derived.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolarPACES 2016
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics (AIP)
Volume1850
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415225
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 11 Oct 201614 Oct 2016

Publication series

SeriesAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1850
ISSN0094-243X

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016
Abbreviated titleSolarPACES 2016
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period11/10/1614/10/16

Keywords

  • CSP
  • concentrated solar power
  • conventional power plant
  • circulating fluidized bed power plant
  • hybrid power plant
  • dynamic simulation
  • Apros

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