June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
High concentration photovoltaics (HCPV) have become popular new types of solar technology. HCPV systems compare to normal photovoltaic panels are potentially more efficient and cost-effective. However, HCPV’s operation will absorb high temperature on the panel surface, the overheating on HCPV panels damage the panel and decrease the efficiency of the system. HCPV plant uses a large quantity of water for cooling the system to keep HCPV running in a moderate efficiency. However, the cooling system maintains the HCPV in operational condition. And the water from the cooling system can still be used as a source of energy. At the present, this water is wasted. The cooling system water can be used in a biogas plant as a source of energy to maintain the anaerobic tank at a 35 Celsius degree temperature. The objective is to create a co-location environment that includes the hybridization of HCPV, biogas and desalination plants. The hybridization can reuse waste heat from HCPV and still maintain the efficiency of HCPV at a desirable level. The desalination plant (multi-stage flash) can utilize high temperature heat from HCPV in producing fresh water and the heated water still can be used as source of energy. The hot water from desalination can still be used as a heat source in biogas production. A model will be built to demonstrate the performance of hybridization and co-location environment. The co-location environment saves energy by utilizing the hot water produced from HCPV and desalination plant for producing biogas. Furthermore, the co-location environment saves the cost of land, material, maintenance and transportation. The study and analysis of the hybridization of high concentrated solar panel and anaerobic production and desalination would fit the call in the graduate division and it is consistent with the division objective.
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