Proposal for a rectangular solar chimney with multiple turbines in uniform distribution throughout the solar collector


A proposal is developed involving a rectangular solar chimney of 100 m height with a rectangular solar collector containing 10 rows of 10 identical turbines symmetrically sited.  Incoming air flows through alternate stretches of solar absorber and convergent-divergent nozzle plus turbine.  The air flow created by the chimney goes through 10 cycles of heating by the solar absorber then energy removal by a turbine.  Calculations show conversion of solar energy into available kinetic energy with very high efficiency.


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