Journal Article

End-use matching is a procedure for introducing solar energy into the national energy infrastructure. The result of end-use matching is an identification of the most cost-effective combination of process energy needs, solar collector technology, geographic location, and economics bY matching currently available solar system hardware with particular industrial processes and their locations. End-use matching is not intended to be a design tool for a specific plant, but rather a planning tool for determining where and why general applications solar systems appear economically viable in the near future. This paper discusses the end-use matching methodology, and illustrates first and second law thermodynamics analyses applied to a solar system producing process steam. A brief discussion of the paper is appended.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kreith, F; Kearney, D; Bejan, A

Published Date

  • 1979

Published In

  • Energy

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 8-9

Start / End Page

  • 875 - 890