Paper presented to the 3rd Southern African Solar Energy Conference, South Africa, 11-13 May, 2015.
The paper analyses complex arrangements for engines that
can be engineered using Car Engine Turbocharger Technology.
Such engines can be fed by concentrated solar energy, and are
capable of producing Mechanical Power, Cool Power and
Water concurrently. Ideal cycle analysis demonstrate a high
rate of Solar Energy utilization for both mechanical power and
cool power, as well as water production. An ideal Power
fraction of thermal power from the sun over 50% can be
expected. The maximum overall (mechanical and cool power)
utilization factor of solar thermal power entering the engine is
expected to be about twice the level of previous fractions.