Energy plays a key role in the socio-economic development of a country. Although the available potential of solar energy and other renewable sources is sufficient to encounter the energy needs of the world but unfortunately, fossil fuels are used to a large extent for the purpose and this adds a serious problem of unsustainability to the energy market. A solar thermal power plant hybridized with natural gas as fuel is developed and simulated using TRNSYS simulation software to study the parameters and output of the plant. The model was simulated for the 2nd January and for the whole year which gives 53.7 Mwh of energy throughout the day and 20717 MWh of energy per anum. Peshawar was considered as a reference location for the plant. A field of 250 heliostats having a total solar reflective area of 25000 m2 provides the required input energy.
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