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Published at Energy Conversion and Management – Thermodynamic and economic analysis of a multi-energy complementary distributed CCHP system coupled with solar thermochemistry and active energy storage regulation process

December 28, 2023


Abstract:
The combination of distributed energy systems (DES) and solar energy is considered a vital measure to save the usage of fossil energy. A new distributed combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) system integrated with solar thermochemistry (STC) and energy storage (ES) units is proposed. The methane steam reforming (MSR) reaction is driven by solar energy to produce hydrogen-rich syngas, which is fed with high-efficiency solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) – micro gas turbine (MGT) to produce electricity. The residual heat of the flue gas drives a double effect lithium bromide unit for cooling and a heat exchanger for heating, while a parabolic trough collector (PTC) is used to supplement cooling and heating supply. Under different weather conditions and user load demands, simulation analysis of the matching between system outputs and user loads is conducted, and the thermodynamic and economic performance are analyzed. The results show that through active energy storage regulation, the new system outputs can meet the hourly user loads with a matching degree of 1. The total exergy efficiencies of the system on typical summer, transition and winter days are 69.93%, 62.03%, and 52.28%, respectively, and the specific CO2 emission rates are 152.57 g/kWh, 191.75 g/kWh, and 234.16 g/kWh, respectively, indicating that the system has higher exergy efficiency and is more environmentally friendly under strong solar radiation. Economic analysis indicates that the capital investment cost is 779.34 k$, and the revenue begins in the 9-th year.

Wang, Q., Duan, L., Lu, Z., & Zheng, N. (2023). Thermodynamic and economic analysis of a multi-energy complementary distributed CCHP system coupled with solar thermochemistry and active energy storage regulation process. Energy Conversion and Management, 292, 117429. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2023.117429

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