Use of Convergent Nozzle to Convert Enthalpy into Kinetic Energy and Solar Energy into Electricity in the Convective Energy Conversion Cycle
The author proposes a new cycle for the conversion of solar energy into electricity using natural convection. The convective energy conversion cycle uses sealed ground level solar air collectors and could be developed for large scale generation. In previous proposals on this website there has been one crucial missing link. A convergent nozzle allows efficient conversion of the enthalpy of warm air flow into kinetic energy. Its addition immediately pre turbine to CECC should allow conversion of solar energy into electricity with good efficiency. The author asserts that all the changes involved are subject only to the first law of thermodynamics and could allow the conversion of solar energy into electricity with an overall efficiency of over 50%.