Performance Analysis of Open Steam Power Cycle Powered by Concentrated Solar Energy


  • Ayad Tareq Mustafa Department of Mechanical, College of Engineering, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Mohammed Mahmood Hadi Department of Mechanical, College of Engineering, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq



parabolic dish collector, steam turbine, solar energy, performance analysis, power generation


This study aims to develop a concentrated solar receiver designed to directly generate steam for driving a steam turbine within the steam power cycle of a carbon-free system. The solar power system consists of parabolic dishes, evaporation tanks, and a steam turbine, and the experimental setup was tested on different days, analyzing the measured parameters with the EES software. Results from the investigation indicate that, under the optimal conditions with a maximum recorded temperature and pressure of 143 ℃ and 2.5 bar, respectively, and a vaporized water mass of 100 grams, the manufactured turbine achieved a maximum isentropic efficiency of 92.48% and a power of 1.76 W. Notably, the evaporation tank and the mini steam turbine demonstrated the capability to generate steam and mechanical power, respectively, without relying on conventional energy.


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How to Cite

Ayad Tareq Mustafa and Mohammed Mahmood Hadi, “Performance Analysis of Open Steam Power Cycle Powered by Concentrated Solar Energy”, Proc. eng. technol. innov., vol. 26, pp. 33–44, Feb. 2024.