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Improved Rankine Solar Heat and Power Generation


Rankine cycle technology has great potential in solar heat and power generation applications. However its commercial potential could be augmented by increasing the efficiency and lowering the cost of the technology. To address this opportunity researchers at UC Berkeley have developed design improvements for Rankine solar applications. These design improvements improve the efficiency of heat transfer and also can reduce the size and corresponding costs of the application.


1) Improved efficiency 2) Improved cost effectiveness 3) Simple low cost design

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