A new concept for the global distribution of solar energy: energy carrying compounds

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Müller B, Arlt W, Wasserscheid P
Journal: Energy and Environmental Science
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 4
Journal issue: 10
Pages range: 4322-4331
ISSN: 1754-5692


Abstract


A new concept for storage and superregional transport of solar energy from the earth's desert belt is proposed. The concept is based on solid alkaline earth metal compounds, showing an energy-rich and an energy-lean state which are used in an energy distribution cycle. The concept is evaluated with regard to overall solar-to-electricity efficiency and benchmarked by the overall efficiency of the DESERTEC concept. For a scenario assuming that the current share of electricity production from lignite coal in Germany is replaced by the here proposed concept, the CO(2) mitigation potential is calculated. The assessment shows that the proposed concept can compete with the benchmark and even shows high potential for optimization.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Arlt, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Müller, Benjamin
Lehrstuhl für Thermische Verfahrenstechnik
Wasserscheid, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Chemische Reaktionstechnik


How to cite

APA:
Müller, B., Arlt, W., & Wasserscheid, P. (2011). A new concept for the global distribution of solar energy: energy carrying compounds. Energy and Environmental Science, 4(10), 4322-4331. https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c1ee01595h

MLA:
Müller, Benjamin, Wolfgang Arlt, and Peter Wasserscheid. "A new concept for the global distribution of solar energy: energy carrying compounds." Energy and Environmental Science 4.10 (2011): 4322-4331.

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