Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Stirling Thermal Motors, Inc. (STM) have developed a prototype dish/Stirling system for utility solar power applications. The prototype system was developed under the U.S. Department of Energy Utility-Scale Joint-Venture Program (USJVP), and has been operated over 300 hours since 1 June 1995, providing power to the utility grid. The system has performed beyond expectations, delivering up to 21.6 kWe net power at 1000 W/m2 direct normal insolation and over 24% net efficiency. Instantaneous, day-long, and cumulative performance data are presented for the prototype system over its first year of operation, as well as cost and performance projections for the second-generation system now being designed.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 International Solar Energy Conference - Washington, DC, USA|
Duration: Apr 27 1997 → Apr 30 1997
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1997 International Solar Energy Conference|
|City||Washington, DC, USA|
|Period||04/27/97 → 04/30/97|