Principles of Solar Gas Turbines for Electricity Generation

  • Amos Madhlopa

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


This is the first book dedicated to solar gas turbines, providing fundamental knowledge and state-of-the-art developments in the field. A gas turbine is a heat engine in which a mixture of fuel and air is burned in a chamber that is an integral part of the flow circuit of the working fluid. The burnt gas mixture expands and turns the turbine, which can be connected to a generator for electricity production. Solar gas turbines offer an important alternative to conventional gas turbines driven by non-renewable, polluting fossil fuels such as diesel or natural gas. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the topic as well as numerous illustrations.


Gas turbine Sustainable energy Concentrated solar power Hybridization Thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Amos Madhlopa
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  1. 1.Energy Research Centre, Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68387-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68388-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-3537
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