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Early Scientific Publications about Solar Updraft Chimneys

Below is a list of scientific publications dealing with solar chimneys

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1926 Bernard Dubos: Wind turbine. BOOK by Willy LEY 1954 engineer’s dream Viking Press

PDF document describing a mountain side solar chimney cheminée solaire similar to the one proposed by Raphael Menard (Elioth).

artist view of Enviromission Solar Chimney project in Australia
artist view of Enviromission Solar Chimney project in Australia
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1995 Conradie
Performance optimization of engineering systems with particular reference to dry-cooled power plants

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1997 Solar electricity generation - A comparative view of technologies, costs and environmental impact
Solar Energy, Volume 59, Issues 1-3, January-March 1997, Pages 89-99
Franz Trieb, Ole Langniβ, Helmut Klaiβ
Abstract
The implementation of solar power plants in regions of high insolation is a promising option for an environmentally compatible electricity supply strategy. Today, approximately 80% of the solar generated electricity is provided by solar thermal power plants, while 20% is supplied by photovoltaic systems. Decision-makers have the choice among the following solar technologies: (1) parabolic trough; (2) central receiver; (3) paraboloidal dish; (4) solar chimney; (5) solar pond; (6) photovoltaic cells. This article compared present solar electricity technologies from the point of view of system analysis, taking into consideration their performance, costs and environmental impact. The study shows that the different approaches cover a wide range from units of a few Watts to utiilty-size plants and from isolated to grid-connected systems. It also shows that there is still a need for intense efforts to integrate those technologies into the existing electricity supply scheme. If a continuous development and market introduction is achieved, solar power plants will contribute substantially to the reduction of global CO2-emissions. A practical tool for decision-makers is presented that facilitates a first estimate of the performance and costs of such plants under local conditions.


1999 Kroger and Blaine
Analysis of the driving potential of a solar chimney power plant

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1999 Herman Coetzee: Design of a Solar Chimney to Generate Electricity Employing a Convergent Nozzle

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2000 Von Backstrom and Gannon
The solar chimney air standard thermodynamic cycle

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2000 Ronald L. Conte Jr.: The Wind from the Sun Power Plant

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2000 Jörg Schlaich, Wolfgang Schiel: Solar Chimneys

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2000 Mariusz Rohmann: Solar Chimney Power Plant

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2000 Solar thermal power generation in India - a techno–economic analysis
Renewable Energy, Volume 21, Issue 2, 1 October 2000, Pages 153-174
S. Beerbaum, G. Weinrebe
Abstract
Limited fossil resources and environmental problems require new sustainable energy supply options, that use renewable energies and are economic at the same time. Solar Thermal Electricity (STE) generating systems are proven renewable energy technologies and often a very cost effective way to produce electricity from solar radiation.
In India, the electricity demand is drastically increasing. At the same time, solar resources and large wasteland areas are widely available. These factors together make India an ideal country for the implementation of STE-technologies.
In this paper, we analyze the potential and the cost-effectiveness of centralized and decentralized STE-generation in India. Comparing the levelized electricity costs (LEC) for STE with the corresponding LEC for the electricity generating options used at present, we find that STE is an economically viable technology under favorable conditions, i.e. in areas with high insolation levels and provided that capital is available at low interest rates.
Article Outline
Nomenclature
1. Introduction
2. Projections for the energy sector in India
3. Solar Thermal Electric power plants
3.1. Parabolic trough system [Solar Electric Generating System (SEGS)]
3.2. Solar power towers (central receiver systems)
3.3. Dish/engine systems
3.4. Solar chimney
4. Potential of solar thermal power in India
5. Electricity cost calculations for different technologies
6. Conclusions
Acknowledgements
References


2001 Badran
Study in industrial applications of solar energy and the range of its utilization in Jordan

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2001 Chitsomboon
A Validated analytical model for flow in solar chimney

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2002 Schlaich Bergermann und Partner: The Solar Chimney

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2002 Gannon
Solar chimney turbine performance

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2002_Kroger_and_Buys
Solar Chimney Power Plant Performance Characteristics

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2002 Kroger
Convection Heat Transfer Between a Horizontal Surf

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2002 Extract from congress LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
Sustaining cables for 1500m SCPP

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2002 Lombaard and Kroger
Solar Collector Performance

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2002 R. Davey
Enviromission (21p from www.eastmarinedrive.comedulinksXfilesaussietower.pdf)

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2003 Jörg Schlaich, Rudolf Bergermann, Wolfgang Schiel, Gerhard Weinrebe: Design of Commercial Solar Updraft Tower Systems – Utilization of Solar Induced Convective Flows for Power Generation

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2003 M.A. dos Santos Bernardes, A. Voß, G. Weinrebe: Thermal and technical analyses of solar chimneys

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2003 (in turkish)
YUKSELEN_HAVA_AKIMLI_RUZGAR_TURBINLERI

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2003 DAI
Case study of solar chimney power plants in North Western regions of China

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2003 Pastohr
NumerischeUntersuchungen zum Thermischen Strömungsverhalten im Aufwindkraftwerk

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2003 Pastohr
Numerische Untersuchungen zum Thermischen Strömungsverhalten im Aufwindkraftwerk

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2003 von Backström Cencelli
Solar chimneys as hybrid wind-solar power plants

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2003 Weinrebe
Das Aufwindkraftwerk – Wasserkraftwerk der Wüste 31p

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2003 Kalim R. Fawz-ul-Haq, Rahmatullah Jilani and Mateeul Haq: Large Scale Hybrid Solar-Hydrogen Electric Power Plants for Pakistan

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2003 Y.J. Dai, H.B. Huang, R.Z. Wang: Case study of solar chimney power plants in Northwestern regions of China

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Renewable Energy, Volume 28, Issue 8, July 2003, Pages 1295-1304
Y. J. Dai, H. B. Huang, R. Z. Wang
Abstract
A solar chimney power plant, which is expected to provide electric power for remote villages in northwestern China, has been analyzed in this paper. Three counties in Ning Xia Hui Autonomous region, namely, Yinchuan, Pingluo, and Helan, where solar radiation is better than other regions of China, were selected as pilot locations to construct solar power plant. The solar power plant chimney, in which the height and diameter of the chimney are 200 m and 10 m, respectively, and the diameter of the solar collector cover is 500 m, is able to produce 110˜190 kW electric power on a monthly average all year. Some parameters, such as chimney height, diameter of the solar collector, ambient temperature, solar irradiance and the efficiency of wind turbine, etc. which influence the performance of power generation, are also analyzed.
Article Outline
Nomenclature
1. Introduction
2. Descriptions of the system and principles
3. Theoretical model
3.1. Solar collector
3.2. Solar chimney
3.3. Turbine
4. Performance analysis of the solar chimney power plant
5. Application in NingXia Hui Autonomous region
6. Conclusions
References


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