Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 217201, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/217201
Research Article

Improved Optimization Study of Integration Strategies in Solar Aided Coal-Fired Power Generation System

School of Energy Power and Mechanical Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing 102206, China

Received 28 December 2014; Revised 5 June 2015; Accepted 11 June 2015

Academic Editor: Sauro Filippeschi

Copyright © 2015 Rongrong Zhai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. V. S. Reddy, S. C. Kaushik, K. R. Ranjan, and S. K. Tyagi, “State-of-the-art of solar thermal power plants—a review,” Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 258–273, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. O. Behar, A. Khellaf, and K. Mohammedi, “A review of studies on central receiver solar thermal power plants,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 12–39, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. R. Terdalkar, H. Qian, and G. Ye, “Unique challenges in the design and operation philosophy of solar thermal power plants,” Energy Procedia, vol. 49, pp. 2521–2531, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  4. E. Hu, Y. Yang, A. Nishimura, F. Yilmaz, and A. Kouzani, “Solar thermal aided power generation,” Applied Energy, vol. 87, no. 9, pp. 2881–2885, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. R. Zhai, Y. Yang, Y. Zhu, and D. Chen, “The evaluation of solar contribution in solar aided coal-fired power plant,” International Journal of Photoenergy, vol. 2013, Article ID 197913, 9 pages, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. Y. Yang, Q. Yan, R. Zhai, A. Kouzani, and E. Hu, “An efficient way to use medium-or-low temperature solar heat for power generation—integration into conventional power plant,” Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 31, no. 2-3, pp. 157–162, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. S. Gunasekaran, N. D. Mancini, R. El-Khaja, E. J. Sheu, and A. Mitsos, “Solar–thermal hybridization of advanced zero emissions power cycle,” Energy, vol. 65, no. 2, pp. 152–165, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. Y. Yang, Y. Cui, H. Hou, X. Guo, Z. Yang, and N. Wang, “Research on solar aided coal-fired power generation system and performance analysis,” Science in China, Series E: Technological Sciences, vol. 51, no. 8, pp. 1211–1221, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. Q. Yan, E. Hu, Y. Yang, and R. Zhai, “Evaluation of solar aided thermal power generation with various power plants,” International Journal of Energy Research, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 909–922, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. A. Baghernejad and M. Yaghoubi, “Exergy analysis of an integrated solar combined cycle system,” Renewable Energy, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 2157–2164, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. G. C. Bakos and C. Tsechelidou, “Solar aided power generation of a 300 MW lignite fired power plant combined with line-focus parabolic trough collectors field,” Renewable Energy, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 540–547, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. M. V. J. J. Suresh, K. S. Reddy, and A. K. Kolar, “4-E (Energy, Exergy, Environment, and Economic) analysis of solar thermal aided coal-fired power plants,” Energy for Sustainable Development, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 267–279, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. R. Zhai, M. Zhao, K. Tan, and Y. Yang, “Optimizing operation of a solar-aided coal-fired power system based on the solar contribution evaluation method,” Applied Energy, vol. 146, pp. 328–334, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  14. H. J. Hou, Z. Y. Yu, Y. P. Yang, C. Si, L. Na, and W. Junjie, “Performance evaluation of solar aided feedwater heating of coal-fired power generation (SAFHCPG) system under different operating conditions,” Applied Energy, vol. 112, no. 16, pp. 710–718, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. S. Kuravi, J. Trahan, D. Y. Goswami, M. M. Rahman, and E. K. Stefanakos, “Thermal energy storage technologies and systems for concentrating solar power plants,” Progress in Energy & Combustion Science, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 285–319, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. F. Zaversky, J. García-Barberena, M. Sánchez, and D. Astrain, “Transient molten salt two-tank thermal storage modeling for CSP performance simulations,” Solar Energy, vol. 93, no. 7, pp. 294–311, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. S. J. Wagner and E. S. Rubin, “Economic implications of thermal energy storage for concentrated solar thermal power,” Renewable Energy, vol. 61, pp. 81–95, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. M. Biencinto, R. Bayón, E. Rojas, and L. González, “Simulation and assessment of operation strategies for solar thermal power plants with a thermocline storage tank,” Solar Energy, vol. 103, no. 6, pp. 456–472, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. R. Zhai, P. Peng, Y. Yang, and M. Zhao, “Optimization study of integration strategies in solar aided coal-fired power generation system,” Renewable Energy, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 80–86, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. Y. J. Lei, S. W. Zhang, and X. W. Li, Genetic Algorithm Toolbox and Application, Xi'an Electronic Science and Technology University Press, Xi'an, China, 2005.
  21. J. M. Cabello, J. M. Cejudo, M. Luque, F. Ruiz, and K. Deb, “Optimization of the size of a solar thermal electricity plant by means of genetic algorithms,” Renewable Energy, vol. 36, no. 11, pp. 3146–3153, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus