Although the 2019 global pandemic slowed the growing trend of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere, it has since resumed its rise, prompting world leaders to accelerate the generation of electricity from renewable sources. The study presented in this paper is focused on the evaluation of the energy and environmental benefits corresponding to the hypothesis of hybridizing a dish-Stirling plant installed on the university campus of Palermo (Italy). These analyses were carried out by means of dynamic simulations based on an accurate energy model validated with the experimental data collected during the measurement campaign that occurred during the period of operation of the reference plant. Assuming different scenarios for managing the production period and different fuels, including renewable fuels, it was found that the annual electricity production of the dish-Stirling system operating in solar mode can be increased by between 47% and 78% when hybridized. This would correspond to an increase in generation efficiency ranging from 4% to 16%. Finally, assuming that the dish-Stirling system is hybridized with renewable combustible gases, this would result in avoided CO2 emissions of between approximately 1594 and 3953 tons over the 25-year lifetime of the examined plant.

Guarino, S., Buscemi, A., Messineo, A., Lo Brano, V. (2022). Energy and Environmental Assessment of a Hybrid Dish-Stirling Concentrating Solar Power Plant. SUSTAINABILITY, 14(no fasc.) [10.3390/su14106098].

Energy and Environmental Assessment of a Hybrid Dish-Stirling Concentrating Solar Power Plant

Guarino, Stefania
Primo
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Buscemi, Alessandro
Secondo
;
Messineo, Antonio
Penultimo
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Lo Brano, Valerio
Ultimo
2022-05-17

Abstract

Although the 2019 global pandemic slowed the growing trend of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere, it has since resumed its rise, prompting world leaders to accelerate the generation of electricity from renewable sources. The study presented in this paper is focused on the evaluation of the energy and environmental benefits corresponding to the hypothesis of hybridizing a dish-Stirling plant installed on the university campus of Palermo (Italy). These analyses were carried out by means of dynamic simulations based on an accurate energy model validated with the experimental data collected during the measurement campaign that occurred during the period of operation of the reference plant. Assuming different scenarios for managing the production period and different fuels, including renewable fuels, it was found that the annual electricity production of the dish-Stirling system operating in solar mode can be increased by between 47% and 78% when hybridized. This would correspond to an increase in generation efficiency ranging from 4% to 16%. Finally, assuming that the dish-Stirling system is hybridized with renewable combustible gases, this would result in avoided CO2 emissions of between approximately 1594 and 3953 tons over the 25-year lifetime of the examined plant.
Settore ING-IND/11 - Fisica Tecnica Ambientale
https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/14/10/6098
Guarino, S., Buscemi, A., Messineo, A., Lo Brano, V. (2022). Energy and Environmental Assessment of a Hybrid Dish-Stirling Concentrating Solar Power Plant. SUSTAINABILITY, 14(no fasc.) [10.3390/su14106098].
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