Renewable Thermal Hybridization Framework for Industrial Process Heat Applications: Paper No. 140002

Sertac Akar, Parthiv Kurup, Josh McTigue, Matt Boyd

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Abstract

Solar industrial process heat (SIPH) technologies, such as concentrating solar power collectors, could economically replace the steam or heat needs at many industrial sites by providing high-temperature heat transfer fluids (HTFs) such as pressurized water, synthetic-oil, or direct steam. Renewable thermal energy systems (RTES) could be hybridized with different renewable options e.g., flat plate collectors with parabolic trough collectors, or combined with existing heat supplies (e.g., fossil fuels), to give options for targeted SIPH applications, industrial decarbonization and the reduction of fuel consumption. Hybrid solutions and thermal energy storage will be important for the dispatch of heat at optimal times needed by the demand side of the buildings and industrial applications. At present, there is no integrated modeling tool for hybrid RTES, and this paper highlights the development of a renewable thermal hybridization framework for IPH use that is built from existing tools like System Advisor Model. The long-term vision for the framework (through significant further research) is to develop a coupled hybrid energy generation and cost analysis tool, where the tool could help the user in determining the most suitable and cost-effective technologies for their applications. Ongoing work will look to add costs for RTES options and further refinement on the selection of suitable technologies. This future tool could calculate the levelized cost of heat of various RTES hybrid options, by taking the user's solar resource, fuel costs, industrial heat demand profile, available land, and other factors into account to determine the applicability into their process.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
EventSOLARPACES 2020: 26th International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems - Freiburg, Germany
Duration: 28 Sep 20202 Oct 2020

Conference

ConferenceSOLARPACES 2020: 26th International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems
CityFreiburg, Germany
Period28/09/202/10/20

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-6A50-79675 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-6A50-83278

Keywords

  • concentrating solar power
  • hybrid systems
  • renewable thermal hybridization
  • RTES
  • solar
  • solar industrial process heat
  • System Advisor Model

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