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Technical and Economical Evaluation of Solar Thermal Power Generation

by T Tsoutsos, V Gekas, K Marketaki
Renewable Energy ()
  • ISSN: 0960-1481


This article presents a feasibility study on a solar power system based on the Stirling dish (SD) technology, and reviews and compares the available Stirling engines in the perspective of a solar Stirling system. The system is evaluated as a parameter to alleviate the energy system of the Cretan island, while taking care of the CO{sub 2} emissions. In the results a sensitivity analysis was implemented, as well as a comparison with conventional power systems. In the long-term, solar thermal power stations based on a SD can become a competitive option in the electricity market, if a concerted programme capable of building the forces of industry, finance, insurance and other decision makers will support the market extension for this promising technology. (author)

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