Experimental study of the effect of meteorological parameters on the performance of the solar chimney power plant

Abdelghani Aziz, Djamel Benmenine, Hadda Nouar, Abdelmadjid Kaddour


The solar chimney power plant (SCPP) is an economical technology for the production of solar electricity. The increase in the production efficiency of this type of installation is depended of the several theoretical and experimental studies. This paper studied the effect of some key parameters such as (ambient temperature, solar radiation), on the performance of the solar chimney power plant. Using the dimensions of our SCPP prototype and also compared by the Manzanares prototype with Ouargla weather conditions. Where the maximum solar radiation and ambient temperatures are 957 W/m2 and 30 ° C at 15h00. Respectively. The measured average air speed is 1.04 m/s, and the electric power value of the prototype is 2.04W. The results show that the solar radiation and the ambient temperature have a direct effect in the SCPP efficiency, and also confirm that the technology of solar chimneys is the best solution to install in the hot and arid areas like Ouargla city.


Solar chimney, Meteorological parameters, electricity production, solar energy.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.47238/ijeca.v6i1.155


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