Title: Solar powered mini steam power plant: a simulation approach

Authors: Hari Om Bansal; Dhruv Malik

Addresses: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-333031, Rajasthan, India ' Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani-333031, Rajasthan, India

Abstract: The solar powered steam power plant is a mini power plant that is meant to generate power at the location of the consumer hence playing a pivotal role in distributed power generation. This plant will also have a huge impact on the environment as it utilises the sun's energy, making it eco-friendly and reducing its impact on the environment by reducing the amount of fossil fuel consumption. In this paper, an effort has been made to use the sun energy to meet the energy needs by proposing a hybrid power plant. The simulation is implemented in Labview.

Keywords: solar power; hybrid power plants; Labview; renewable energy; mini steam power plants; solar energy; distributed power generation; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJRET.2012.047481

International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2012 Vol.3 No.3, pp.316 - 322

Received: 14 Mar 2011
Accepted: 10 Oct 2011

Published online: 24 Jun 2012 *

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