Document Type : Review Paper


1 Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.

2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu, India.



Due to traditional energy resources problems, scientists looked for a new concept to face these problems. The Solar chimney is one of the promising concepts in renewable energy technology that needs performance enhancement, the proposed study aims at assessing the remarkable advances in the understanding of solar chimney power plant (SCPP) performance investigation through extensive studies with different focuses on several aspects of SCPP technology. In this scientific review paper solar chimneys based on the historical review, enhancements, working principle, components and effective factors, advantages and disadvantages.


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