The Cyprus Institute’s Pentakomo Field Facility (PFF) is a major infrastructure for research, development and testing of technologies relating to concentrated solar power (CSP) and solar seawater desalination. It is located at the south coast of Cyprus near the sea and its environmental conditions are fully monitored. It provides a test facility specializing in the development of CSP systems suitable for island and coastal environments with particular emphasis on small units (<25 MWth) endowed with substantial storage, suitable for use in isolation or distributed in small power grids. The first major experiment to take place at the PFF concerns the development of a pilot/experimental facility for the co-generation of electricity and desalinated seawater from CSP. Specifically, the experimental plant consists of a heliostat-central receiver system for solar harvesting, thermal energy storage in molten salts followed by a Rankine cycle for electricity production and a multiple-effect distillation (MED) unit for desalination.
CSP cogeneration of electricity and desalinated water at the Pentakomo field facility
C. N. Papanicolas, A. M. Bonanos, M. C. Georgiou, E. Guillen, N. Jarraud, C. Marakkos, A. Montenon, E. Stiliaris, E. Tsioli, G. Tzamtzis, E. V. Votyakov; CSP cogeneration of electricity and desalinated water at the Pentakomo field facility. AIP Conf. Proc. 31 May 2016; 1734 (1): 100008. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4949196
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