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dc.contributor.advisorIrizarry-Rivera, Agustín A.
dc.contributor.authorHernández-Maduro, Felipe A.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-15T17:59:25Z
dc.date.available2019-05-15T17:59:25Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/2283
dc.description.abstractIn this work we make the feasibility study of a 10 MW Dish/Stirling engine solar thermal plant for Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic are done. The purpose of these studies is to determine the economic feasibility of this technology. Clearness index correlation by Erbs and the Collares-Pereira and Rabl equations are used to determine hourly estimations of direct solar radiation for Juana Diaz and Santo Domingo respectively. Realistic scenarios are developed by taking into account the renewable energy policies, financial parameters, incentives and cost for each location. These scenarios are simulated in Sola Advisor Model (SAM) obtaining the first year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) price for an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) target of 7%. The first year PPA price was found to be 20.96c/kWh and 20.59c/kWh for Juana Diaz and Santo Domingo respectively.en_US
dc.description.abstractEste proyecto de tesis realiza un estudio de viabilidad de una planta de disco parabólico de 10 MW de capacidad para Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico y Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. El propósito de estos estudios es determinar el potencial económico de esta tecnología. Las correlaciones de Erbs del índice de índice de claridad y las ecuaciones de Collares-Pereira y Rabl se utilizan para determinar estimaciones horarias de la radiación solar directa de Juana Díaz y Santo Domingo, respectivamente. Escenarios realistas son desarrollados teniendo en cuenta las políticas de energías renovables, los parámetros financieros, incentivos y los costos para cada ubicación. Estos escenarios se simulan en SAM para obtener el precio del primer año de un contrato de compra de potencia (PPA) usando una taza de retorno de la inversión (IRR) de 7%. El primer año el precio del PPA resultó ser 20.96c/kWh y 21.59c/kWh para Juana Díaz y Santo Domingo, respectivamente.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.titleFeasibility study of a dish/stirling solar thermal power plant in the dominican republic and puerto ricoen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2012 Felipe A. Hernández-Maduroen_US
dc.contributor.committeeAponte-Bezares, Erick E.
dc.contributor.committeeO’Neill-Carrillo, Efraín
dc.contributor.representativeMéndez-Hernández, Jorge D
thesis.degree.levelM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.graduationSemesterFall (1st Semester)en_US
dc.description.graduationYear2012en_US


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