Title: Energy and exergy analysis of renewable energy sources-based integrated system for multi-generation application

Authors: Yunus Emre Yuksel; Murat Ozturk

Addresses: Department of Science, Education Faculty, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon, 03200, Turkey ' Faculty of Technology, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Suleyman Demirel University, Cunur, West Campus, Isparta, Turkey

Abstract: In this study, energy and exergy analyses and also parametric study of the solar and biomass-based energy system for multi-generation are conducted. The exergy analysis results have given that solar collector and biomass combustion chamber have the maximum exergy destruction rate of the integrated process parts. According to the thermodynamic analysis findings, energy efficiencies of the system parts for the solar and biomass-based integrated process change between 23.98-99.31% and 28.47-98.24%, respectively. Also, it is found that the integrated process for the solar and biomass mode has the maximum energy efficiency as 59.16% and 57.41%, respectively, and exergy efficiency as 54.23% and 52.47%, respectively.

Keywords: multi-generation; concentrating collectors; biomass combustion; thermodynamics; exergy analysis; energy analysis; renewable energy sources; solar collectors; solar energy; solar power; exergy destruction; energy efficiency; exergy efficiency.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2017.083170

International Journal of Exergy, 2017 Vol.22 No.3, pp.250 - 278

Received: 13 Mar 2016
Accepted: 07 Nov 2016

Published online: 21 Mar 2017 *

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