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How Does a Solar Thermal Natural Gas Hybrid Plant Work?

How Does a Solar Thermal Natural Gas Hybrid Plant Work? How Does a Solar Thermal Natural Gas Hybrid Plant Work? How Does a Solar Thermal Natural Gas Hybrid Plant Work?

  • How Does a Solar Thermal Natural Gas Hybrid Plant Work?
  • How Does a Solar Thermal Natural Gas Hybrid Plant Work?
  • How Does a Solar Thermal Natural Gas Hybrid Plant Work?

How Does a Solar Thermal Natural Gas Hybrid Plant Work?The illustration shows how one Solar Thermal Power company, Areva, is integrating concentrated parabolic solar thermal technology with natural gas steam to electric generators. This type of hybridization can also be done for coal or biomass fuels.

The combined-cycle equipment utilizes natural gas-fired combustion turbine generators (CTG), each with heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), and steam turbine generator(STG).

The solar thermal equipment utilizes arrays of parabolic collectors to heat a high-temperature working fluid. The hot working fluid is used to boil water to generate steam.How Does a Solar Thermal Natural Gas Hybrid Plant Work?

The combined-cycle equipment is integrated thermally with the solar equipment at the HRSG and typically both utilize the single STG that is part of the PHPP.

How Does a Solar Thermal Natural Gas Hybrid Plant Work?

The photo above shows the design of a recently approved Solar Thermal natural gas combined cycle plant in Palmdale California (Los Angeles County).

The PHPP will have a nominal electrical output of 617 megawatts. If approved by the Energy Commission, commercial operation of the project is planned for the summer of 2013. The solar thermal input will provide approximately 10 percent of the peak power generated by the Project during the daily periods of highest energy demand.

The Project will be fueled with natural gas delivered via a new natural gas pipeline. The Southern California Gas Company will design and construct the approximately 8.7-mile pipeline in existing street rights-of-way within the City of Palmdale.

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