Feasibility study of dish/stirling power systems in Turkey

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22nd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 - 14 October 2016, vol.1850 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1850
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4984563
  • City: Abu Dhabi
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


© 2017 Author(s).In this study, two different commercial dish/stirling systems, SES (Stirling Energy Systems) and WGA-ADDS (WGAssociates - Advanced Dish Development System), are modeled using the "System Advisor Model" (SAM) modeling software in designated settlement areas. Both systems are modeled for the US state of Albuquerque, where they were designed, and Turkish provinces of Ankara, Van, Muǧla, Mersin, Urfa and Konya. At first, the dish/stirling system is optimized according to the power output values and the system loss parameters. Then, the layout of the solar field is designed with an installed capacity of 600kW both of SES and WGA-ADDS systems, Upon securing the most suitable layout, the system is modeled for the aforementioned settlements using the optimum output values gathered from the parametric analysis. As a result of the simulation studies, the applicability of this model is discussed according to the power output and the efficiency. Although Turkey is located in an area called "the sun belt" where solar energy technologies can be used, there is no advanced application of these systems. This study aims to discuss the application of these systems in detail and to pave the way for future studies in this field.