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Exergoeconomic optimisation of steam networks connecting solar-thermal dish arrays

Cumpston, Jeffrey; Pye, John


We optimise steam network trees that connect Big Dish paraboloidal collectors to a central power block. Exergy costs, pipe material costs, and installation costs are estimated using an exergoeconomic model and used to optimise pipe links in network trees. The optimal network tree is then found for a 10MW<inf>e</inf> collector field using a genetic algorithm. An optimised tree is found for a 20MW<inf>e</inf> network. The optimised 20MW<inf>e</inf> network has additional east-west branches not...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Solar Energy
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2015.06.015


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