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Unformatted text preview: SP34: A solar power plant operates on a Rankine cycle with Refrigerant 134a as its working fluid. The turbine and pump operate adiabatically. The rate of energy input to the collectors from solar radiation is 0.4 kW/m 2 of collector surface area. Assume isentropic turbine and no pressure drop in condenser or solar collector. P 2 = 6 bar. (a) Determine the solar collector surface area (m 2 ) per kW of power developed by the solar power plant. (b) Discuss possible operational improvements that could reduce the required collector surface area....
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course ME 200 taught by Professor Gal during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.
- Spring '08