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Solar air receiver using a non-uniform porous medium
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch, 2016-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A receiver concept for a CSP plant employing a Brayton cycle solar thermal power plant was designed and tested experimentally. The receiver aims to mimic the greenhouse effect and comprises of an annular ...
Performance characteristics of packed bed thermal energy storage for solar thermal power plants
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Solar energy is by far the greatest energy resource available to generate power. One of the difficulties of using solar energy is that it is not available 24 hours per day - some form of storage is ...
The development, construction and testing of a piston-expander for small-scale solar-thermal power plants.
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The development of a prototype variable valve duration reciprocating steam expander was undertaken. A variable valve duration system was developed which could vary the cut-off ratio from 15 % to 90 %. An ...