Performance of Gas Turbine Power Plant with Evaporative Air Pre-Cooler System Using Energy and Exergy Concept

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Enangha Obeten Ntor
Adekunle Moshood Abioye

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Energy, Efficiency, Exergy, Evaporative cooling, Gas Turbine, Performance Analysis

Abstract

One of the main challenges in building a Solar Power Generation System at home or a Home Solar Power Plant (Home SPP) is choosing component specifications according to price. The main components of Home SPP are photovoltaic (PV) panels, inverters, and wiring systems. Given the strict price constraints, the selection of parts available on the commercial market is generally of low quality. However, low-quality components can still provide a significant advantage by optimizing the plant design. This research proves that the proper configuration can reduce electricity bills by 52.2%. This configuration does by choosing a Grid Tie Inverter (GTI) with a high working voltage and a 12 Volt PV configured in a parallel series circuit to work at 24 Volts. In addition, the 12 Volt PV panels configured in series to 24 Volts are proven to increase the conversion efficiency

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