International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies


:: International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies

ISSN 2228-9860
eISSN 1906-9642


Vol.12(2) (2021)

  • Design and Analysis of Parabolic Trough Collector Power Plant in Saudi Arabia

    Ibrahim M. Asiri, Suliman AL-Yahya (Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Qassim University, SAUDI ARABIA).

    Disciplinary: Renewable Energy, Sustainable Energy, Electrical Engineering and Technology.

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    doi: 10.14456/ITJEMAST.2021.27

    Keywords: Energy analysis; Economic analysis; Concentrated solar power; Thermal energy storage; Parabolic trough collector.

    The increasing demand for electricity due to massive industrialization and rapid growth of population is a major challenge of today's world. The conventional electricity generation methods with the help of fossil fuels result in disastrous emissions which have a devastating effect on human health in the long run. Therefore, an imminent fix to these problems is essential. Exploration of renewable energy could answer all these problems. This paper presents the design and detailed analysis of the energy and economic performance of a 100MW parabolic trough based concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in central Saudi Arabia. The annual energy production of the 100MW plant is recorded to be 324781 MWh and the capacity utilization factor is 37.1%. The payback period of the plant is less than the lifespan of the plant therefore the proposed CSP plant is economically feasible at the proposed location.

    Paper ID: 12A2F

    Cite this article:

    Asiri, I. M., AL-Yahya, S. (2021). Design and Analysis of Parabolic Trough Collector Power Plant in Saudi Arabia. International Transaction Journal of Engineering, Management, & Applied Sciences & Technologies, 12(2), 12A2F, 1-13.


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