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8.3.2.1. About the history of thermodynamic installations

Part 8. RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES

8.3. Solar power plants and heat supply systems

8.3.2. Solar thermodynamic installations

8.3.2.1. About the history of thermodynamic installations

V.А. Vasilyev, B.V. Tarnizhevskiy, ОJSC “ENIN

Historically the first technology of transforming solar energy into electricity was consisted in application of thermodynamic cycles, in which the heat was brought to the working substance in the “solar boiler”, heated by concentrated solar radiation. Such experimental installations appeared at the beginning of 20th century, but they were ineffective.