MicroCSP Trigeneration at Mu'Tah University
Project OverviewMu’tah University, located in Karak Jordan, has been granted research and development funding from the Government of Jordan to study trigeneration concepts with concentrated solar collectors.
Sopogy’s proprietary MicroCSP solar collector will be used to generate high temperature heat to run an existing demonstration power turbine – supporting research activities in solar cooling, desalination and energy storage.
The tri-generation process involves operating a back pressure type steam turbine from the thermal energy generated by the solar collectors. The steam exhaust from the turbine is then used to operate a steam-driven absorption chiller for providing comfort cooling. The final process involves heating domestic water from the condensate return exiting the absorption chiller.
Environmental ImpactThe 80kW output of the MicroCSP trigeneration system in Jordan will reduce CO2 emissions by 1,230 metric tons over the lifetime of the product. For perspective, the system’s impact is equivalent to:
• Eliminating 2,850 barrels of oil consumed
• Removing 240 cars off the road
• Reducing 195,990 gallons of propane
- Power generation, solar air conditioning,
- Mu’tah University–Karak, Jordan
- Project Completion
- In design phase
- Thermal Capacity
- 4,000 sq. ft. / 371 m²
- 44 SopoNova® parabolic trough collectors
- SopoTracker™ Field Controls
- Thermal Energy Storage
- Heat Transfer Fluid
- Annual Production
- 555 MMBTU
- 161,184kWh of thermal
- Temperature Range
- Inlet - 446 ˚F / 230˚ C
- Outlet - 518 ˚F / 270˚ C