Travelling Energy Collectors

Ernst Kussul
CCADET, UNAM, Mexico city, Mexico

Tatiana Baidyk
CCADET, UNAM, Mexico city, Mexico

José Saniger
CCADET, UNAM, Mexico city, Mexico

Felipe Lara
CCADET, UNAM, Mexico city, Mexico

Neil Bruce
CCADET, UNAM, Mexico city, Mexico

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp110573773

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:14, s. 3773-3780

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Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Almost all modern solar and wind energy plants can be used only as auxiliary energy sources because of their intermittent character. On the other hand; geothermal systems can produce energy continuously. However; geothermal power plants need expensive wells; and the well will not always give high temperature underground water. It is possible to improve the performance of the plant by combining the different features of these mentioned systems. It is possible to obtain hot water not from drills but by using solar and wind energy installations placed on mobile platforms (travelling energy collectors) that will transport hot water to the power plant; where it will be stored in special tanks. A similar procedure is possible for cold water. To transform thermal energy; stored in the hot water and cold water tanks to electric energy it is possible to use conventional equipment of geothermal power plants. In this paper we give estimations of some parameters of the proposed power generation system based on travelling energy collectors. The estimations show that the power plant based on travelling energy collectors can be considered as a base load source of electric energy.


Solar energy; Wind energy; Travelling energy collector


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