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Thermal Science 2012 Volume 16, Issue 1, Pages: 251-261
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Hybrid wind-power-distillation plant

Ninić Neven, Klarin Branko, Tolj Ivan

This paper reports and elaborates on the idea of a solar distiller and an offshore wind power plant operating together. The subject under discussion is a single-stage solar distillation plant with vaporization, using adiabatic expansion in the gravitational field inside a wind power plant supporting column. This scheme divides investment costs for electric power and distillate production. In the region of the Adriatic Sea, all electric power produced could be “converted” to hydrogen using less than 10% of the distillate produced.

Keywords: hybrid wind-power-distillation plant, reversible flashing process, integrated systems, renewable energy