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September 03, 2005

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steve

ROB you may want to check out www.solel.com for some more information. It does not have everything but does have some interesting information.

nitesh

hello sir
i am a engineering student and doing a project on solar parabolic dish collector to dissociate water in to h2 and o2 . can any body help me on to how to proceed with any comments , links , materials will be welcome . i want total details starting from cost , material to be used , calculating area , size ..
mail me at niteshdadha@gmail.com

thanks for ur precious time.

Tom S.

How much residual heat does the system have after running the turbin?

Has the system been tested in colder climates>

GOPAL SOMANI

Hello my friend,

The writer of this mail is G L Somani deeply associated with development of 140 MW ISCC Solar Power Plant at Mathania, in India since 1999.(GEF Grant supported with kfw finance to GOI)
I remained in contact with GEF and kfw officials including Solel, DLR, BHEL, L&T,and Fichtner Solar,Solar paces etc.including visits to SEG in Mojave Deasert and DLR facilities in Spain and participating in international workshops held in Palmsprings , Bonn and Spain in this connection.
The project faced with problem of long term availability of affordable LNG and cost involved in laying 350km long pipe line to source lNG and proven technology for Solar integration with combined cycle operation on LNG as fuel.The status therefore is uncertain.The bidding process failed because of Guarantee requirement for satisfactory operation in ISCC mode.
I am aware with recent developments taken place on 64 MW Solar Project at Naveda and 50 MW Projects at Andasol with Solar Storage backup to ensure contineous availability of power during non solar period.This apart the advancement in technology and improved efficiencies in Solar collectors, Heat Collecting Electrodes and Solar Thermal Storage , the possibility are now sure that Mathania can become reality for implementatation purely on Solar mode with 50 - 60MW capacity.
I understand that GEF,kfw and Govt. institutions in India are still interested and might decide to continue the support to implement the project looking to the techno economic feasibility in recent development and future trend.
I would like welcome the suggestions so that we may work out plan ahead.
What I need is to convince the stakeholders with cost of major equipments in recent past , performance level cost economics, efficiencies, status of technolgy of major Solar Equipments, Thermal Storage and components with future trends.
Details of Mathania Project's feasibility study, the principal and key site data with all technical parameters including Conceptual Design Data are available with us, it will be possible for some one to give us a path way to proceed.
I will wait for the response.
Thanks,

Sincerely yours,
GOPAL SOMANI
Managing Director
ZDRiVE Software Pvt. Ltd.
B - 17 INDRAPURI,
Lalkothi Scheme,
Jaipur-15
Phone 91 141 2742819 / 2740218 (O)
91 9414113199 (M)
e mail; somani_gopallal@yahoo.co.in

steve

There are no current systems in the United States that use thermal storage. My understanding is that the new plant, that is supposed to be built in Gila Bend, will and the new plant that will be built by FPL will not. There are some projects being built now in Spain that are going to use it and it will be interesting to see how they turn out. There is at least one American company in Spain right now building solar projects and I know they are very interested in the technology.

Now I am not sure about your needs but even if you have thermal storage, we are a very long ways from being able to run 24/7 on it. About the most you can expect is to be able to extend your day or adjust your load to peak times. If I were you I would contact some of the Spanish companies (I can’t think of the names right now) or maybe a company called Brightsource. They built the original Segs project and have some damn fine engineers working for them.

Tracy Lidar

May I have permission to use your pictures for an school project. Tracy

SATISH MAHAKAL

Dear sir ,
I want detailed information about deigning of parabolic trough solar power plant.Different types of material of trough,Method of calculating temperature in receiver tube.

fireofenergy

Got your page from "cost of parabolic troughs" on Google...
This is what I think about solar troughs (or any other concentrating system)... I was writing to those who don't believe in GW or post oil crisis...

"There is a Point Of No Return as to when it will be physically impossible to cover the deserts with the solar concentrators necessary to both generate unlimited juice (storage willing) and reverse the albedo affect that is helping the glaciers to melt by reflecting the sky back into space (dark solar panels could overheat the planet).
It is proven that gas prices are rising for the intent to get rich, call it China hogg'in (we did it, too!), And it is proven that mirrors are the best way for solar (CPV and CSP). So why not get together NOW and MANDATE 10,000 SQUARE MILES OF DESERT to be used for simple post mounted solar structures! Imagine the jobs, imagine the future...

10,000 - 7,000 sq mi for inbetween and spread about space (and for preserving habitat) = 3,000 sq mi * .2 (for 20% effic) = 600 sq mi of 100% converted sunlight (or 16,727,000,000 sq ft) * 0.08 kilowatts per sq ft (1,000 w/sq meter at best). = 1,338 Terawatt capacity * .25 = capacity (for clouds and night) = 334 billion watt capacity * 8,760 (hours in year) = 2,930 billion kWh / 12,000 (average as noted by CA energy commission)...

Equals enough juice for 244 million (average) homes!!!

2/5th of the mohave desert would provide TWICE this much. At $2 per installed watt, this (2X figure) would cost a lot... 5.352 trillion payable as we go (financing is impossible) = $4.66 per day per household (not business, not industry, not per person). Obviously, everyone will have to pay including industry in the form of carbon tax and/or other fees and taxes. Oh well, (I say cut 75% of the "secure our oil" war funds).

Ya, about one pack of cigarettes for just one person in the house! Figure a pack and a half with other associated costs like powerlines and storage... untill competition drives the component costs down (in relation to higher inflation).

Now, let's consider the real costs of not doing this... UH we run out of gas and die... like duh!"

I really hope that these things start to expontiate at least to a point where we don't have to worry about oil depletion and GW

ravi nigam

sir,
i am student from NITK,surathkal,INDIA,working on a project relating industrial dryers, to dry moist solids. conventially we use any fuel to heat the air to be used in the dryer.I was wondering about using these parabolic troughs to trap solar energy to heat the air to be used.
is it possible to do so..??
expecting an early reply.
thankyou
popping10corns@gmail.com

Aung

Dear Sir,

I would like to use the parabolic trough for student research. Where can I get the contact address to purchase it? If you know the manufacturer, let me know.

Thank you,
Aung

Kaushal Shah

Hi, I am researching solar thermal power generation issues in India. I am just a novice in this field. Could you tell me whether, one needs a heating storage facility, even if he wants to make a feed-in plant?

Alberto Valdes

I´d like to know how interesting could be for a reliable company to build a 100 kW PTC in Northern Mexico. 100 KW is certainly a little plant thinking in generating terms, but it could have a great value in thinking of technology reliability.

I hope this blog keep active

Regards

Alberto Valdes

Nguyen Quoc Long

Dear Sir,

I am a university teacher and I am studying the since and engineering of materials. I would like to know, how can you designed a ABSORPTIVE RERIGERATOR USING SOLAR ENERGY (CaCl2/NH3)
I apreciate your help on this subject. Thank you sir.

Long Quoc Nguyen

Dear Sir,
I am desinging a on solar ice maker using CaCl2 absorber and NH3 as a refrigerent. I am confused how to fill up CaCl2 in the receiver of the Parabolic trough collector. Is there any more constituent than CaCl2 in the receiver?

engin

good day,
I m looking for any program for that ı can use for desing parabolic trough power plant(or calculete for home work) thanks everybody... (sory for my english :))

A. M. Eltahir

I'm a post graduate student in this field. I want to know is it posible to generate elictrical power by a parabolic trough collector without evacuated tube

A M Eltahir
Khartoum Sudan

Saamson Raymonds

We offer concept - to - commissioning solutions for Solar Thermal Power Plant using parabolic trough concentrator. We are open to new assignments and would invite interested entities to please contact us for setting up solar thermal power plants.

Malu group of industries

The company has a vision for solar power potential and intends to erect and commission solar power plants. The commercial viability is being assessed by the company.

As we have chosen to go into the avenues of grid connected power generation
(With solar thermal electric technology) by use of concentrating solar power & with thermal storage systems. Namely,
(a)Parabolic trough system (b) Power tower system (c) Parabolic dish system.

The company precisely at the juncture looks forward for you to contribute in literature review & preparation of Project report and transfer of technology/technical tie-up for techno-economical feasibility at our end to suit Indian conditions.

The project report for each of the capacity referred to in the subject expects:

1) Literature review.
2) Selection of best suited technology for each case.
3) Detail working drawings for commercial production.
4) Cost analysis.
5) Comparison viz a viz other type of conventional & renewable power sources.
6) Literature for earning carbon credits.
7) Information about any other financial assistance available from dept. of Science & Technology as a member of KPYTO PROTOCOL OR OTHER WISE.
8) International financial assistance & credits.

We sincerely look forward for your early reply in affirmation.
Hoping for your fullest cooperation in our new missionary ventures.


Thanking you,
Sincerely Yours

Malu Group Of Industries.

Malu group of industries

Our company has a vision for solar power generation and intends to erect and commission solar power plants. The commercial viability is being assessed by the company.

As we have chosen to go into the avenues of grid connected power generation
(With solar thermal electric technology) by use of concentrating solar power & with thermal storage systems. Namely,
(a)Parabolic trough system (b) Power tower system (c) Parabolic dish system.

The company precisely at the juncture looks forward for you to contribute in literature review & preparation of Project report and transfer of technology/technical tie-up for techno-economical feasibility at our end to suit Indian conditions.

The project report for each of the capacity referred to in the subject expects:

1) Literature review.
2) Selection of best suited technology for each case.
3) Detail working drawings for commercial production.
4) Cost analysis.
5) Comparison viz a viz other type of conventional & renewable power sources.
6) Literature for earning carbon credits.
7) Information about any other financial assistance available from dept. of Science & Technology as a member of KPYTO PROTOCOL OR OTHER WISE.
8) International financial assistance & credits.

We sincerely look forward for your early reply in affirmation.
Hoping for your fullest cooperation in our new missionary ventures.


Thanking you,
Sincerely Yours

Malu Group Of Industries.

BRIGHT ENERGY

We are the Bright Energy from India originally from Gujarat; we are dealing in the business of the solar products since five years. I am thinking to start that steam cooker project in India. For that I have all the necessary thing which I will needed except the glass tube receivers.

PAUL GERMANN

WHERE CAN I BUY FLEXIBLE REFLECTIVE MATERIAL
TO CONSTRUCT A SOLAR PARABOLIC TROUGH WATER HEATER. THANKS, PG

azuredu

There is a home version of parabolic troughs: redressable parabolic trough. Usable in homes, for heat and electricity cogeneration.

Pete in Central Va.

Greetings
I have procured some highly polished sheet stainless from a scrapyard and am looking forward to building a few square meters of trough to experiment with as well as to supplement some of our heat/energy consumption at home. I am looking for some good quality pics of the rack's that are used to hold the parabola in shape, so i can begin collecting parts to fabricate frames for my mini-trough's. I downloaded a freeware program to calculate a parabola for a given width/focal point. Any and all pics/details appreciated. Also, any ideas/info sources for micro steam turbines is food for the future too..
Thanks
Pete in central Va.

bhumesh patle

dear sir i am student of master of engg. i am doing project on finite element analysis of parabolic solar plate collector.so plese guide me

Abdulaziz

thank you very much for the nice introudction of the Parabolic trough system .But i have a Quistion how can i generat 5kw of enyrgy useing Parabolic trough system to power a normal houce
thank you very much
Abdulaziz

Paresh

the website is an absolute marvel. but it'd have been more interisting wid some more pics of recent developments in solar-thermal engines.

hamed

Sincere greetings:
Thank you for effort in those researches which it is service for humanity. I hope that I will be the beneficiary from you great researches and to transfer this technology to my country.
We need to get:
1- Licensing agreement.
2- Technology transfer.
3- Development solar technology.
4- Tech training .
My Address is:
203 climbing ivy ct
Cary, NC , 27511

Mia

This really helped me on my science project.
Thank You!

solar energy

Trough collector solar power is also an effective solar power provider system.

nhlahla

hi.. is there anyone who can help me with Solar turbo generator calculations and material selection. my email address is mbuyazi.nhlahla@gmail.com

Crane Trucks

It is great that people are thinking about the environment and working to make the world a safer place. Not only the materials that you are using on your home are safe for the environment but dump trucks have come a long way since the earlier models. We are learning and expanding and coming up with a wide range of safer more effective vehicles for the work force. I think it is great that many auto manufacturers are turning to hybrid vehicles to protect the environment and now they are even using hybrid dump trucks.

lupin

Hello,
I'm working on a green house project. I'm really interested by this parabolic trough collector technolgy and I really would like to know if it's reliable for single housing application.
thanks a lot,
Claire

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chandu.das

iam from india.i am a student iwant to make a still model of this power plant

thomas

Printing is possible, click file (on your browser) then click print or print preview. And then print. Or you can use a screen capture program which would be free at download.com or other site.

Solar really is the best technology in the world. We should stop making cars this year, and start making solar trough collectors, to reach my goal of 100 percent renewables today.

yoones

Hi.Im studingin Ms in Energy Engiering and i have poroject and need your help.can you send pdf & pps files to me about solar Parabolic Trough power plant ?

Muhammad Sharique

sir I am a undergraduate student ans i have given a thesis topic on "concentrated Solar Power Plant". I want help. please send me the related material about this topic. my id is msharique_saz1@hotmail.com.

Alok Mathur

Hello,
Thanks for very informative article.
I am at Rajasthan, India, having high solar radiation levels. We have a large water reservoir of about 200000 sq. meters area and 5 meter depth.
I want to know, if solar parabolic troughs can be placed over water reservoir for installing a solar power plant of about 15 MW.
Also, if solar PV cells can be installed with solar parabolic troughs?

Vikas Singh

Hi I am a power Engineer. Am looking for Technology solutions for a Solar power plant in India. Can you please provide some information. We have our own turbine we need steam generator based on solar. Please help
Thanks

Joe Thompson

I am currently a writing a research paper on parabolic troughs and was wondering weather you could help me with a few questions I have with regards to the materials used on this tecnology?

Would it be at all possible for you to supply me with the different reflective materials used on the troughs and also the reflective efficiency of the material?

Also, what are the advantages and disadvatages of each of the reflective materials, i.e costing, weight.

Please do not hesistate in contacting me on: jthompsonzing@yahoo.co.uk

Any help is a great help, thank you for your time.

Joe

Saamson Raymonds

We offer `CONCEPT - to - COMMISSIONING` services on a consultancy basis and turnkey basis , for solar themal power plants.

Those interested please call: 09371029563 or email: shimshonenergy@gmail.com

brp bhat

we are manufacturers of parabolic trough in bangalore india.any one interested may contact us at-airier natura pvt. ltd.
airierindia@airier.com

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I'm working on a green house project. I'm really interested by this parabolic trough collector technolgy and I really would like to know if it's reliable for single housing application.
thanks a lot!
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I'm working on a green house project. I'm really interested by this parabolic trough collector technolgy and I really would like to know if it's reliable for single housing application.

amol

hello, I am looking for ms fabrication CVT and IVT tank manufacturer in maharashtra.
please help me if any haves idea about it.

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