Design of Solar Thermal Power Plants

Design of Solar Thermal Power Plants

1st Edition - February 22, 2019

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  • Author: Zhifeng Wang
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128162194
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128156131

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Design of Solar Thermal Power Plants introduces the basic design methods of solar thermal power plants for technicians engaged in solar thermal power generation engineering. This book includes the author’s theoretical investigation and study findings in solar heat concentrators, a performance evaluation of solar thermal collectors, a numerical simulation of the heat transfer process between complex geometrics, heat transfer through radiation, and more. Containing theoretical descriptions of solar concentrators and receivers, practical engineering examples, and detailed descriptions of site selections for solar thermal power plants, this book has a strong theoretical and practical value for readers.

Key Features

  • Contains practical guidance and applications, making it more useful and user-friendly for CSP engineers
  • Includes theoretical investigation in solar heat concentrators, performance evaluation of solar thermal collectors, and the numerical simulation of heat transfer between complex geometrics with practical applications


Researchers and technicians working on solar thermal power engineering as well as college teachers and graduate students in energy-related programs

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. The Solar Resource and Meteorological Parameters
    3. General Design of a Solar Thermal Power Plant
    4. Design of the Concentration System
    5. Design of the Receiver System
    6. Thermal Storage Systems
    7. Site Selection, Power Load, and Power Generation Procedures
    8. Plant Layout Planning
    9. Main Powerhouse Layout
    10. Water Treatment Equipment and System
    11. Power System
    12. Electrical Equipment and System
    13. Thermal Automation
    14. Architecture and Structure
    15. Auxiliary and Affiliated Facilities
    16. Environmental Protection of the Concentrating Solar Power Plant

Product details

  • No. of pages: 490
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: February 22, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128162194
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128156131

About the Author

Zhifeng Wang

Zhifeng Wang, researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, received his PhD from Tsinghua University’s Department of Thermal Engineering. Dr. Wang’s research interests include solar thermal power generation technology, performance evaluation of the solar energy utilization system, flow and transfer of heat in the solar heat-collecting system, numerical simulation of the flow and heat-transfer process in the heat exchanger, heat transfer through radiation in complex gas media, numerical simulation of the heat-transfer process in complex geometrics, and performance evaluation methods for solar energy heat-utilization systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Doctoral Tutor and Researcher, Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

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