Blog #28 – Hybrid cooling system for CSP applications

Blog #28 – Hybrid cooling system for CSP applications

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants use solar irradiation as a heat source, in a Rankine-type cycle, to produce electricity. Locations that provide optimal solar conditions for CSP plants are generally also characterized by low water availability. Minimizing water...
Blog #24 – Performance testing of a Reduced scale fan

Blog #24 – Performance testing of a Reduced scale fan

A new type of fan rotor has been designed by the University of Stellenbosch specifically for the MinWaterCSP project to obtain a high design point efficiency and low noise.  Measurements will be conducted to obtain the fan aerodynamic performance as well as to...