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Solar Thermal Power Station for Green Building Energy Supply

  • Tetyana Baydyk
  • Ernst Kussul
  • Donald C. Wunsch II
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Part of the Computational Intelligence Methods and Applications book series (CIMA)

Abstract

Onsite generation of renewable energy can significantly reduce the environmental impact of a building [1]. Small solar power plants with thermal energy storage can support all the energy demands of residential houses in countries with a hot, arid climate. In countries with a cold climate, such as Canada and Russia, solar energy can still provide a significant part (sometimes more than half) of the energy consumed by a residential house. This book’s researchers developed prototypes for flat facet solar concentrators that approximate a parabolic-shaped surface and described them in the earlier chapters. They also proposed and patented a low-cost method for parabolic surface adjustment. Rough estimations show that concentrators of this type can be very inexpensive (US$20–30 m−2). On the basis of these concentrators and small-scale thermal energy storage, it is possible to make power plants for green buildings.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tetyana Baydyk
    • 1
  • Ernst Kussul
    • 1
  • Donald C. Wunsch II
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Ciencias Aplicadas y Tecnología (ICAT)Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)Mexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical and Computer EngineeringMissouri University of Science and TechnologyRollaUSA

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