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Single cycle to combined cycle power generation

Single cycle to combined cycle power generation

  • Windiga Energy Inc.

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Windiga Energy Inc. is a private sector institution established in 2010 with the mission to develop assets in West Africa by establishing power generation facilities that will benefit the public and the government.  It is an independent power producer focused on developing, owning and operating renewable energy facilities on the African continent. The company combines its knowledge, expertise and collaboration with local governments and stakeholders to form consortiums and become a principle player in the region’s energy sector. 
     

     

  • Instituto de Investigación Geológico y Energético

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Ecuador
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    TA proponent

    IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian society, through the implementation of energy efficient and energy renewable policies and projects.

  • Guia Para El Desarrollo De Proyectos De Generacion De Electricidad Con Energia Renovable En Y Para Los Municipios

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    Publication
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    Objective:

    This guide is intended to integrate the information to municipal officials to act towards the development of power generation projects with renewable energy. It contains a set of modules ranging from legal aspects to details of the costs associated with them.

  • Solar Receiver Design for Thermoelectric Power Generation and Waste Heat Utilization

    Type: 
    Product

    Researchers at Santa Clara University have designed and tested a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) device on a residential scale can generate electricity and use rejected heat for many applications including domestic hot water space heating/cooling and absorption refrigeration. This system uses a combined thermoelectric and heat system with a proprietary low-profile solar tracker described in docket 12-S01.

  • Recycle Gas Cooled Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (Rgc-Soft).

    Type: 
    Product

    There are various types of fuel cells each classified according to the type of electrolyte used in the cell. IN the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) the electrolyte consists of a solid nonporous metal oxide. A major advantage of the SOFC over other types of fuel cells is its high exhaust temperature. Current SOFC’s operate near 1000° C with recent developments moving that figure towards 700° C.

  • Nanowire-Nanoparticle Conjugate Photolytic Fuel Generators

    Type: 
    Product

    Background: The efficiency of a fuel cell depends very much on the surface area of catalyst exposed. Present cells use expensive metal catalysts plated onto membranes. The hydrogen-oxygen reaction in the cell is limited to the surface and scales only according to the two-dimensional geometry of the membranes. If the catalyst is poisoned there is no means for reactants to enter the metal layer rendering large amounts of expensive material effectively and permanently useless.

  • Electrically Conducted Porphyrin-Fullerene Electropolymers

    Type: 
    Product

    Conducting polymers are used in applications such as photovoltaic cells sensors and similar devices. The standard organic solar cells contain such polymers mixed with an organic or inorganic electron conducting phase along with metal oxides and a low work function metal. The commonly used polymers are polyacetylenes polyphenyleneethynylenes (PPE) polyphenylenevinylenes (PPV) polythiophenes and polyanilines. The polymers have different properties based on their organic structures and substituent groups.

  • Low-Temperature Corrosion-Resistant Integrated Metal Coatings to Improve Efficiency of Coal Plants

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    Product

    Background: In 2008 coal-fired power plants generated 49 percent of electricity consumed in the U.S. more than twice that of any other energy resource. Coal is an important fossil fuel because world coal reserves are expected to last about 200 years much longer than other fossil fuels. However coal also is a major contributor to atmospheric pollution. The emissions per unit energy produced from coal-fired power plants are reduced when the efficiency is increased because more energy is captured per unit of coal burned.

  • Methods to Achieve Ultrapure Solar-Grade Silicon by Electrorefining

    Type: 
    Product

    Silicon is the most common semiconductor used in applications such as photovoltaic power generation and nanoelectronics (e.g. computer chips). These applications require a high level of material purity. Conventional refining techniques for producing high-purity silicon are highly energy intensive requiring significant electrical and/or thermal energy inputs. For example the Siemens method is accomplished at greater than 1000°C and consumes up to 200 kWh of electricity for each kilogram of silicon produced.