Thermodynamic Assessment of an Integrated Solar-Biomass System for Quadruple Generation Purposes

Document Type : Original Article


Graduate Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran, Qods St, No. 25, Tehran, Iran


In this paper, a new quadruple generation plant with biomass and solar energy as input and four useful outputs, such as hydrogen, heating, power, and hot water is analysed from thermodynamic point of view. The proposed system includes parabolic solar collectors (PTC), biomass burners, the Rankine cycle (SRC), domestic water heater (DWH) and proton exchange membrane (PEM). The results showed that the energy efficiency of the system is 58.24% while the exergy efficiency is 51.68% and the main sources of exergy destructions are biomass burner, solar collectors, and electrolyzer.