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Solar Chimney Power Plants – SCPPs – produce electric power from solar radiation. The working principle is simple: A huge chimney in an arid area with sufficiently high solar irradiation is surrounded by a large glass roof, the collector. The warm air collected under the roof flows towards the chimney. There, on its way, it drives turbines connected to generators which create electric power. The natural fuel of SCPPs – solar irradiation – is carbon-free, inexhaustible, sustainable, costfree and practically unlimited. It is able to satisfy the power demand of mankind at present and in future.
The solar chimney power technology is simple, robust, long lasting and economic. A SCPP will provide electric power over many decades, up to 100 years. The feasibility of the SCPP technology has been demonstrated successfully by the famous 1982 Manzanares-Prototype and – more recently – by a number of project studies.
The aim of the conference is to bring together experts from all of the different fields involved to identify the state of the art in thermodynamics, fluid-mechanics, structural design, as well as in construction techniques, and in power-harvesting of the SCPP technology, in order to identify possibilities for further economic optimization.
- Thermodynamic theory and simulation results
- Fluid dynamics of SCPPs, internally and externally
- Wind loading of SCPPs
- Structural Problems of the solar chimney
- Radiation optimization of the collector glass
- Structural problems of the collector roof
- Construction problems
- Energy cost estimates
- Risk analysis and service life
- Social consequences
|Authors and Delegates||300 €||350 €|
|Students||150 €||200 €|
|Conference dinner for|
|60 €||60 €|
|60 €||60 €|
*applicable until July 15, 2010
**final deadline August 30, 2010
- Coffee breaks and lunches
- Conference dinner
A technical excursion to the construction site of a high rise cooling tower will be organized.
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