A Review of solar Chimney Power Generation Technology
Amel Dhahri1, Ahmed Omri2
1Amel Dhahri, Research Unit Materials, Energy and Renewable Energies Science Faculty of Gafsa, Campus University Sidi Ahmed Zarroug Gafsa, Tunisia.
2Ahmed Omri, Research Unit Materials, Energy and Renewable Energies Science Faculty of Gafsa, Campus University Sidi Ahmed Zarroug Gafsa, Tunisia.
Manuscript received on January 25, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on February 12, 2013. | Manuscript published on February 28, 2013. | PP: 1-17 | Volume-2 Issue-3, February 2013. | Retrieval Number: B0938112212/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The present paper presents an overview of the main characteristics of a novel kind of solar thermal application called solar chimney power plant. It is a technology of electric power generation using solar energy by employing basic physics that when air is heated it rises. The created updraft can be used to turn a turbine placed at an appropriate position within a tall chimney to generate electricity. The paper discusses the principles and characteristics of such a system, its requirements, its construction and its operation. It also focuses on actual research and development of solar chimney projects.
Keywords: Projects, power generation, solar chimney, solar energy.