In May of 2015, as a member of a European consortium, we started work on the EU sponsored CAPTure project deleloping the next generation of concentrated solar power plant using energy storage and combined cycle.
A key deliverable in the CAPTure concentrated solar power project was the Brayton cycle component requirement spec. This document describes in details the requirements for all the key components including:
– The Low and High pressure turbochargers
– The interstage intercooler
– The Turbogenerator
– Power electronics
– The control system
– Ancilliaries (e.g. Lubrication and cooling system)