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1 Fichtner s activities in Solar Engineering Georg Brakmann Managing Director Fichtner Solar GmbH 1

2 Company Brief International leading solar engineering consultant, established in 1999 The solar company of the Fichtner group 25 solar projects in 12 countries on 5 continents Engineering for three of the four GEF supported large ISCC 6 B total investment volume of consulted projects 2 B for 6 large solar projects under construction 25 highly motivated and qualified employees in FICHTNERSOLAR Access to all 1900 staff of complete Fichtner Group. Operational activities completely merged with Fichtner in 2010 Carbon neutral: Engineered, financed, procured, constructed and operates own PV power plant in Spain 2

3 Goals of FichtnerSolar Advance the application of solar technologies Technology Development Center of Excellence for Solar Engineering Cooperation with all members of the Fichtner group Carbon neutral Fair financial return 3

4 Advance Application of Solar Technologies (Political Lobbying) ESTIA (European Solar Thermal Industry Association) World Bank: 200 M$ GEF grant for four ISCCs Solution of ISCC crises Spanish feed-in law BMU 10 M ZIP program Publications and networking within the solar community 4

5 Excellence in Solar Engineering Participation in technical development of EuroTrough solar collector Developed own solar performance software (SOLPRO) Visualization of solar plant layouts Competence building through training and transfer of responsibility to younger employees 5

6 Solar Heat (MW-th) Jun dumping to storage from storage direct used Solar Heat SOLPRO Software Time (hr.) Thermal storage transfers excess solar heat into evening hours. MWe Electricity Generation High air temperatures at midday result in reduced gas turbine performance. Solar electricity is produced when most needed by the grid. 21. Jun Solar generation Solar loss Fossil Generation Time (hr.) SOLPRO calculates 8760 hourly performance values of a reference year. 6

7 Visualization of CST Plants 7

8 Carbon neutral Engineered, financed, procured, constructed and operates own PV power plant in Spain 8

9 Range of engineering services Decision-making phase Energy supply studies, site selection studies, technical and economic feasibility studies, system optimizations Engineering and contract award Conceptual design, project financing, specifications, bid evaluations, contract award recommendations and negotiations, contract preparation and permit applications Implementation phase Project management, technical assistance, review and supervision of detail design, procurement, erection, installation, commissioning, and warranty support Operation Operation management concepts, management of environment, risks and quality, maintenance scheduling, operating information systems, optimization of deployment 9

10 Spain, AndaSol Three CSP Plants with storage, each 50 MWe Spain, PS MW Central Receiver Plant Reference Projects EU, EuroTrough CSP collector development BMU / KfW, ZIP Program Ten research projects for Market Introduction of Solar Technology Greece, Theseus AE Project Company 50 Mwe CSP Plant Spain, RentaSolar S.A. Project Company for PV Power Plants in Spain Iran, ISCC Yazd Project Definition, Design and Engineering of Solar Island Cyprus: 100 MWe CSP Plant: Feasibility Study and Conceptual Design Arizona, USA Project Development for 320 MWe CSP Plant Abu Dhabi, Shams-1 Design, Engineering and Project Management during Construction of 100 MWe CSP Plant India, Mathania 140 MWe ISCC (solar 30 MWe) Feasibility Study, and Engineering World Bank Global Market Initiative (GMI) EM-Power Saudi Arabia Feasibility Study for 100 MWe CSP Plant Morocco, Ain Beni Mathar 450 MWe ISCC (solar 20 MWe) Botswana Site Selection and Feasibility Study for 200 Mwe CSP Plant Egypt, Kuraymat Egypt, El Nasr Solar Process Heat Plant Jordan Feasibility and Conceptual 150 MWe ISCC (solar 20 MWe) Design for 30 MWe Central Receiver Plant and Development and Testing of Volumetric Air Receiver Australia, Solar Flagship Site Selection and Feasibility Study for 200 MW CSP Plant Australia Feasibility Study and Engineering for 100 MW CSP Plant 10

11 Solar Irradiation Direct on normal plane Direct Direct on horizontal plane Diffuse Global = Diffuse + Direct Different technologies use different type of irradiation. 11

12 Irradiation (W/m2) Dec DNI Incident Irradiation Solar Irradiation Time (hr.) Solar Irradiation Irradiation (W/m2) Jun DNI Incident Irradiation Solar Irradiation Time (hr.) Higher solar elevation angles in summer result in larger usable irradiation. 12

13 Technology: Parabolic Troughs First invented in Stuttgart

14 Technology: Parabolic Troughs 1984: small scale experimental solar power plant in Almeria 1912: 55 kw by Shuman in Egypt 14

15 Technology: Parabolic Troughs EuroTrough / Skal-ET California: 354 MW installed by Luz in and operating permanently since then 15

16 Technology: Parabolic Troughs 16

17 Technology: Fresnel, dishes, tower Fresnel Concentrators BMU sponsered development program Lower material costs but also lower efficiency Parabolic Dish with Stirling Engine Highest efficiencies (close to 30%) Suitable for decentralized small scale electrification in remote areas Power Tower Interesting technology due to high efficienyies and thermal storage More R&D needed 17

18 Solar Chimney Invented in Stuttgart by Schlaich Bergermann Solar Experimental (Manzanares) Future Solar Chimney Plants Capacity 50 kw 5 MW 30 MW 100 MW 200 MW Tower height 195 m 550 m 750 m m m Collector diameter 244 m m m m m Solar chimneys work on global irradiation and do not need cooling water. However only a small scale pilot plant was built. 18

19 Solar Rankine Cycle Power Plant Parabolic Trough Field 393 C Duct firing Steam 560 C 96 bar 371 C Steam turbine G ~ 100 MW Thermal Storage Heat exchangers Air cooled condenser Ambient air 293 C Electricity to the grid Typical Solar Rankine Cycle Power Plant with Thermal Storage and Gas fired Superheater 19

20 Combined Cycle Stack Exhaust 100 C Steam 540 C, 100bar HRSG Steam turbine 36 MW G ~ Cooling Tower Air and vapour Condenser Air Air Exhaust 600 C Gas turbine 73 MW G ~ Electricity to the grid 20

21 393 C ISCC Stack Exhaust 100 C Steam 540 C, 100bar Storage Solar HX HRSG Steam turbine 59 MW G ~ Cooling Tower Air and vapour 293 C Condenser Air Air Parabolic Trough Field Exhaust 600 C Gas turbine 73 MW G ~ Electricity to the grid Solar Island Combined Cycle Island 21

22 Our Vision: Solar Thermal Electricity for 100 million people by CSP plants of 80 MWe capacity each 100 TWh/a generation 100 billion investment 40 km x 40 km equivalent total land area 22

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