Keywords: parabolic trough collectors, solar process steam generation, heat generation, solar chilling, Turkey, cogeneration plant, microturbines, solar power, solar energy, thermal energy, hotels
High efficient utilisation of solar energy with newly developed parabolic trough collectors (SOLITEM PTC) for chilling and steam production in a hotel at the Mediterranean coast of Turkey
Parabolic trough collectors are getting introduced into application for solar process steam generation and high efficient solar chilling. SOLITEM GmbH in Aachen develops and produces its PTC 1800 for these applications. The first installation is made in the Iberotel Sarigermepark in Turkey. Energy supply facilitates, so that hotels and hospitals can economically be optimised by additional installations of cogeneration units with micro-turbines. With different systems in hybrid infrastructure, customers can change the operation modes depending on various electricity and fuel prices: solar energy can supply either the steam consumers or the chilling system, or both, supported by steam and electricity from cogeneration plant.