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Record 49 of 51867
Combination solar photovoltaic heat engine energy converter
Author and Affiliation:
Chubb, Donald L.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Abstract: A combination solar photovoltaic heat engine converter is proposed. Such a system is suitable for either terrestrial or space power applications. The combination system has a higher efficiency than either the photovoltaic array or the heat engine alone can attain. Advantages in concentrator and radiator area and receiver mass of the photovoltaic heat engine system over a heat-engine-only system are estimated. A mass and area comparison between the proposed space station organic Rankine power system and a combination PV-heat engine system is made. The critical problem for the proposed converter is the necessity for high temperature photovoltaic array operation. Estimates of the required photovoltaic temperature are presented.
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1987
Document ID:
19870059814
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 87A47088
Subject Category: ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Journal of Propulsion and Power (ISSN 0748-4658); 3; 365-374
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; THERMODYNAMIC CYCLES; THERMODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY; POWER CONVERTERS; RANKINE CYCLE; SOLAR ARRAYS; SOLAR DYNAMIC POWER SYSTEMS
Imprint And Other Notes: Journal of Propulsion and Power (ISSN 0748-4658), vol. 3, July-Aug. 1987, p. 365-374. Previously announced in STAR as N87-23028.
Miscellaneous Notes: Previously announced in STAR as N87-23028
Availability Source: Other Sources
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