Performanceanalysis of integrated solar combined cycle power plant for Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Yinka Sofihullahi Sanusi, Palanichamy Gandhidasan, Esmail M.A. Mokheimer

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Saudi Arabia is blessed with abundant solar energywhichcan be use to meet its ever increasing power requirement. In this regard, the energy analysis and plant performance of integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) plant with direct steam generation (DSG) was carried out for Dhahran, Saudi Arabia using four representative months of March, June, September and December. The plant consists of 180MW conventional gas turbine plant and two steam turbines of 80MW and 60MW powered by the solar field and gas turbine exhaust. With high insolation during the summer month of June the plant can achieve up to 25% of solar fraction with ISCC plant efficiency of 45% as compared to gas turbine base of 38%.This can however be improved by increasing the number of collectors or/and the use of auxiliary heater.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPower and Energy Systems III
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783037859919
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


  • Direct steam generation
  • Energy analysis
  • Integrated solar combined cycle
  • Plant performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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