Solar MHD Will Revolutionize The Power Industry
by Increasing Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency in a System with No Moving Parts
HIGH EFFICIENCY CONCENTRATED SOLAR CONVERSION TECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGH
Novel ''Magnetohydrodynamics'' Solar Power Technology Licensed News
ENERGY@RENSSELAER: RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE LICENSES NOVEL MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS SOLAR POWER TECHNOLOGY NEW TECHNOLOGY INCREASES CONCENTRATED SOLAR CONVERSION EFFICIENCY
High Efficiency Concentrated Solar Power Conversion (60%) by Improved MHD
Rensselaer's Solar Tech Increases Conversion Efficiency by 60%
RPI Licenses Novel Magnetohydrodynamics Solar Power Technology
"Magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) electric generator, works on the principle that any conductor of electricity that is moved through a magnetic field will generate in itself a current of electricity. This applies not only to copper wires (as in conventional generators), but to gases, which become conductors when they are made so hot that some of their atoms separate (ionize) into electrically charged particles. If forced through a magnetic field, a stream of ionized gas causes an electrical current to flow across it." - TIME Mag
"Two Patents and Others Pending"
Magnetohydrodynamic Energy Conversion Device Using Solar Radiation as an Energy Source
Magnetohydrodynamic Energy Conversion Device Using a Heat Exchanger U.S. PATENT 7,554,223
“Magnetohydrodynamics” Solar Power Technology
United States Patent Application 20110241448
High Efficiency Magnetohydrodynamic Power Generation Using Ultra- High Magnetic Fields And Novel Cooling -
Concentrating Solar Power Utility Inc, has just signed an Exclusive License Agreement with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for US Patent Application 20110241448 “High Efficiency Magnetohydrodynamic Power Generation Using Ultra-High Magnetic Fields And Novel Cooling”. The Co-inventors are Thomas P. Kay, the founder of Concentrating Solar Power Utility and two Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Professors, Professor Douglas B Chrisey and Professor DR. Professor Yoav Peles. Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological university.
Thomas P. Kay, the founder of Concentrating Solar Power Utility, is a solar old timer who once worked for Exxon back in the 1970’s as a solar consultant, at the age of 22. To quote Tom, “Because of the higher temperature generated solar MHD is more efficient than older types solar thermal technologies that work at a much lower temperature. The laws of thermodynamics tell us that to generate power from a heat source (e.g. a burning fuel), the higher the temperature, the more efficient it will be." Thomas is the inventor of two Solar MHD patents, “Magnetohydrodynamic Energy Conversion Device Using Solar Radiation as an Energy Source” U.S. PATENT 7982343 and “Magnetohydrodynamic Energy Conversion Device Using a Heat Exchanger” U.S. PATENT 7,554,223
Concentrating Solar Power Utility is very proud to announce that Concentrating Solar Power Utility and were also selected for a final round of the U.S Department of Energy “SunShot Concentrating Solar power R&D” and have just finished a full proposal. That will identify system requirements and accelerate implementation of MHD technologies and prototype development. “High efficiency Concentrated Solar Conversion (60%) by Improved MHD”.
MHD (Magneto-Hydrodynamic) Electric Generator will operate more efficiently than conventional power plants. "The MHD cycle should provide a very high conversion efficiency, possibly approaching 70%." - Cicconradi et al 1997, Kayukawa, 2000
MHD Electrical Power Plants
The Next Generation of High Temperature Solar Thermal Power
The Next Generation of High Temperature Solar Thermal Power
Power Tower with Heliostats
Concentrating Solar Collection and Delivery System
Solar Heliostat Furnaces and Parabolic Dish Solar Concentrating Collectors can achieve temperatures well above 2,000 degrees-F.
PRINCIPLE OF MHD POWER GENERATION
Magneto- Hydro- Dynamics (MHD) is derived from Magneto- meaning magnetic field, Hydro- meaning liquid , and Dynamics- meaning movement. MHD generates electricity directly from a body of very hot moving gas without any mechanical moving parts. Magnetohydrodynamics works by using magnets to extract electricity from superheated charged gas. In a sense MHD replaces the wires used in conventional electrical generators with Ionized gas.
The basic principle of MHD power generation, is the same as that of conventional power generation. Namely that “a conductor moving across the magnetic field induces an electrical potential perpendicular to both the magnetic field and the direction of the conductor movements Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction. However, in the MHD process, the metallic conductor of the conventional generator is replaced by a gaseous conductor, called “plasma”.
The principle of MHD generation was discovered by Faraday when an electric conductor moves across a magnetic field, a emf. Is induced in it, which produced an electric current. This is the principle of the conventional generator also, where the conductors consists of copper strips. In MHD generator the solid conductors are replaced by a gaseous conductor; i.e. an ionized gas "plasma".
By using solar energy the High Temperature Solar MHD Generator has the ability to achieve higher working fluid temperatures than obtainable by combustion of common fuels (Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas). This is a key advantage to the current state-of-the-art. Temperatures of the required magnitude cannot be easily achieved by combustion of the usual fuels. The operating temperature range for MHD is beyond that of any other generating technology. other generating technology
ADVANTAGES OF MHD GENERATION
* From Scrib.com
"MHD generation offers several advantages as compared to other methods of electric generation.
1) The conversion efficiency of a MHD system can be 50% as compared to less than 40 percent for the most efficient steam plants.
2) Large amount of power is generated.
3) It has no moving parts, so more reliable and mechanically elegant.
4) It has ability to reach the full power level as soon as started.
5) Because of higher efficiency, the overall generation cost of an MHD plant will be less.
6) The more efficient heat utilization would decreases the amount of heat discharged to environment and the cooling water requirements would also be lower.
7) The higher efficiency means better fuel utilization. The reduce fuel consumption would offer additional economic and social benefits.
8) The Closed cycle system produces power free of pollution.
Only MHD channel (electrodes, insulator) and Magnet
High Power density --- high electric field, current density
Save energy resources & Low Environmental IssuesNo moving parts
No turbine and no rotating generator"
MHD Generators Are Energy Conversion Machines
Concentrating Solar Power Utility, Inc. is a Delaware corporation.
- Concentrating Solar Power Utility, NYSERDA - (New York State Energy Research & Development Authority) proposal: Support Letter from Jian Sun, PhD - Director, Center for Future Energy Systems Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- NASA - Nagaoka University of Technology - Magnetohydrodynamice and its Applications
- Magnetohydrodynamic Power Generation Video Lecture Series on Energy Resources and Technology by Prof.S.Banerjee,Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur.
- Bookrags - Magnetohydrodynamics
- Preliminary Study On Next Test Facility For Closed Cycle MHD - Efficiency As High As 55%
- High Efficiency Closed Cycle MHD Power Generation System -
"MHD single power generation system had the highest plant efficiency of 61 percent which was higher than that of a conventional turbine generation system".
Truly this is a Breakthrough Technology
Concentrating Solar Power Utility will be using the strongest permanent magnets in the world, the next generation of superconducting magnets technology. That are made of specially treated rare earth superconductors like those developed by a company named Magnifye in Cambridge, England.
Concentrating Solar Power Utility has been developing Solar MHD systems for over 35 years.
Concentrating Solar Power Utility believes that its family of MHD systems will significantly reduce energy costs and provide cost-competitive methods of producing electricity.
The World’s Most Efficient Solar Electric Technology