Download: Hybrid gas turbine solar thermal combined cycle power plants for distributed power applications

Integrated Solar Combined Cycle Power Plants (ISCCs), comprising a Concentrated Solar Power plant and a natural gas fired combined cycle plant, have the potential to simultaneously reduce fossil fuel consumption, provide secure, highly predictable electricity generation, and reduce the cost of integrating renewable energy into a power system. This paper evaluates whether replacing the steam bottoming cycle with an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) alternative can provide a simpler, lower cost distributed ISCC solution that can be utilised on smaller and island grid systems, or mini- and micro-grids, to provide an affordable, water-free low carbon power generation system. Please fill out the form below and receive your download link!