Solar Turbo Power Plant Design

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D. B. Mackay

Advanced Systems, Missile Division, North American Aviation, Inc., Downey, Calif.

E. L. Leventhal

Technical Staff, Missile Division, North American Aviation, Inc., Downey, Calif.

J. Eng. Power 82(4), 315-323 (Oct 01, 1960) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3672803 History: Received July 24, 1959; Online January 10, 2012


This paper discusses the design of a lunar-based power plant powered entirely by solar radiation. Factors affecting power plant design and a discussion of a performance basis for a working fluid are also presented. Graphs and equations which illustrate theory, optimize results, and demonstrate inter-component relationships are included. Also, a design for a novel, compact power plant is introduced.

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