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Advance in field of Solar Chimney development.

The Development of the Air Thermal Power Plant of the Solar Chimney type.

The papers in field of the development of air thermal power plant.

1.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. mult. J. Schlaich, SBP Berlin:

Concept and motivation of solar updraft power technology

2.Prof. Dr. M. Fischedick, Dr. P. Viebahn, S. Samadi, Wuppertal Institut:

Solar updraft technology and global energy scenarios

Thermodynamics and Machinery

3.Prof. Dr. D.G. Kröger, U. Stellenbosch, Dr. J. Pretorius, ESCOM; Cape Town:

Basic theory and numerical simulation of solar updraft power plants

4.Dr. T. P. Fluri, Prof. Dr. T.W. von Backström, U. Stellenbosch:

Solar chimney turbine layout and design considerations

5.Dr.-Ing. H. Pastohr, Astrium, München:

Thermo-dynamical model of solar updraft power plants

6.Prof. Dr. Ch. D. Pagageorgiou, NTU Athens:

Solar chimney technology without solar collectors

7.Dr. R. O. Manyala, Maseno University, Kenya:

The effect of collector temperatures on power output of solar updraft plant

8.Prof. Dr. S. Larbi, A. Bouhdjar, T. Chergui, National Polytec, Algier:

Thermo-fluid aspect analysis in solar chimney power plants

9.Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. A. dos Santos Bernardes, CEFET/MG, Belo Horizonte, Brasil:

Thermal semicondutors as a power control strategy for SCPTs

10.M. Kuhn, Prof. Dr. T. W. von Backström, U. Stellenbosch:

The influence of tip clearance on the performance of solar chimney turbines

Wind exposure

11.Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Höffer, Dipl.phys. V. Görnandt, RUB, Prof. Dr.-Ing. H.-J. Niemann,

Dr.-Ing. N. Hölscher, N&P:

Wind loading patterns for the collector glass roof

12.Prof. Dr.-Ing. H.-J. Niemann, Dr.-Ing. N. Hölscher, Dipl.-Ing. W. Hubert, N&P:

Static, quasi.static and resonant wind effects on GIGA –Towers

13.Prof. Dr.-Ir. H. van Koten, TU Delft, Dipl.-Ing. J. Sahlmen, RUB, Dipl.-Ing. W. Hubert, N&P:

Vortex excitation at very high Reynolds numbers

14.Prof. Dr. X. Zhou, F. Wang, Huazhong, U. Wuhan:

Pressure distribution on solar thermal power plant chimneys in thunderstorms

Alternative energy concepts

15. Dipl.-Ing. F. Henseler, Corporate Engineering, Essen:

Is nuclear power a bridging technology for Europe?

16.Dr. Gerd Dibowski, DLR, Köln:

How cost-effective are solar-thermal power plants?

17. Dr.-Ing. H. Gladen, Dipl.-Ing. L. Schnatbaum-Laumann, SM AG, Erlangen:

The parabola trough power plants Andasol

18. Prof. Dr. P. Moncarz, Exponent Corporation, Menlo Park, USA:

Geo-thermical electricity generation using the Hot Dry Rock concept

Green Tower

19.Prof. Dr. A. Thomashausen, Pretoria:

GreenTower in world politics

20.M. Hummel, GreenTower Ltd., München:

Why Solar Updraft Power presently competes with classical power technologies

21.W. Ademes, Entwicklungs-Consult, Mülheim:

GreenTower with energy storage – Optimum base and peak load power station

22.W.-W. Stinnes, GreenTower (GT) Ltd., Pretoria:

Humus as backbone of GT revenues – Green revolution and C02-sequestration

Equipment, glass collector

23.Dr.rer.nat. V. Wittwer, ISE; Dr.rer.nat. L. Herlitze, Interpane:

High-transparent glass panes with multi-functional coatings

24.Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Höffer, Dipl.-Ing. C. Wevers, RUB:

Investigations of transport and deposition of dust on the collector surface

25.Dr.-Ing. J. Kuck, Dr.-Ing. C. Ziller, F&W, Aachen, Dipl.-Ing. L. Schnatbaum-Laumann,

Dr.-Ing. H. Gladen, SM AG, Erlangen:

Methodical approach to design the solar collector of a solar chimney power plant

Financial aspects

26. Dr.-Ing. R. Bergermann, SBP, Stuttgart:

Realization and costs of solar updraft power plants

27. Dr. D. Bonnelle, ENS, Lyon:

An economically realistic growth path towards kilometric chimneys

28.O. Petersen, OP Software, Kreuzlingen:

Step-wise construction and financing of SCPPs with light-weight steel towers

29.Prof. Dr. W. Breuer, RWTH Aachen

Solar Chimney Power Technology – An Economist’s Point of View

Optimization and durability

30. Dr. Hermann Bottenbruch:

Complete solar energy supply system for Africa and Europe with solar updraft

power plants during the present century

31.Dr. H. Bottenbruch, Prof. Dr. W. B. Krätzig, K&P:

Optimum design of solar chimneys

32.Dr. H. Bottenbruch, Prof. Dr.-Ing. P. Noakowski, Exponent, Düsseldorf:

Optimum design of the hot air injection into the solar chimney

33.Dr. R. de Richter, Tour Solaire, Montpellier:

Can airflow and radiation under the collector glass contribute to SUPPs’


34.Dr.-Ing. J. Strauss, Heitkamp, Herne, Alexander Kreiner, Gleitbau Salzburg:

Optimized erection technology of GIGA towers

35.Prof. Dr. J. Schneider, TU Darmstadt

Optimization of the Structural Capacity and Thermal Behaviour of a SCPP Glass


Structural aspects

36.Prof. Dr h.c. C. Borri, F. Lupi, E. Marino, U. Florence:

Optimum shell design of solar updraft towers

37. Prof. Dr.-Ing. W.B. Krätzig, K&P, Prof. Dr. G. I. Schuëller, U. Innsbruck:

Safety, reliability and durability concepts for solar updraft power components

38. Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Harte, U. Wuppertal; Dipl.-Ing. M. Graffmann, Dr.-Ing. R. Wörmann, K&P:

Progress in the structural design of solar chimneys

39.Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Harte, U. Wuppertal, K. Stopp, Dr.-Ing. M. Andres, K&P:

Soil-structure-interaction of large concrete shells

40. Prof. Dr.-Ing. L. Lohaus, U. Hannover:

Concrete concepts for solar chimneys

41. Prof. Dr.-Ing. P. Mark, Dipl.-Ing. A. Ahrens, RUB, Dr.-Ing. D. Lehnen, Dr.-Ing. T. Pfister,

Zerna Engineers:

Life-cycle-management and design of large shell structures

42.Dr.-Ing. Ch. Lang, Dr.-Ing. F. Altmeier, Dipl.-Ing. J. Weigl, LAW Engineers:

Earthquake behaviour of solar updraft power plant chimneys

43. Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Helmus, N. Warkus, U. Wuppertal, M. Lorek, BICON, Windhoek:

Solar chimneys in Southern Africa –Materials and methods