Fresnel-based modular solar fields for performance/cost optimization in solar thermal power plants: A comparison with parabolic trough collectors.

Sait, Hani H. and Martinez-Val Peñalosa, Rodrigo and Abbas Cámara, Rubén and Muñoz Antón, Javier (2015). Fresnel-based modular solar fields for performance/cost optimization in solar thermal power plants: A comparison with parabolic trough collectors.. "Applied Energy", v. 141 ; pp. 175-189. ISSN 0306-2619. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.11.074.

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Title: Fresnel-based modular solar fields for performance/cost optimization in solar thermal power plants: A comparison with parabolic trough collectors.
Author/s:
  • Sait, Hani H.
  • Martinez-Val Peñalosa, Rodrigo
  • Abbas Cámara, Rubén
  • Muñoz Antón, Javier
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Applied Energy
Date: March 2015
ISSN: 0306-2619
Volume: 141
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Fresnel reflectors, Concentrating radiation, Multi-tube receivers, Minimizing structures
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Energética
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Linear Fresnel collectors are identified as a technology that should play a main role in order to reduce cost of Concentrating Solar Power. An optical and thermal analysis of the different blocks of the solar power plant is carried out, where Fresnel arrays are compared with the most extended linear technology: parabolic trough collectors. It is demonstrated that the optical performance of Fresnel array is very close to that of PTC, with similar values of maximum flux intensities. In addition, if the heat carrier fluid flows in series by the tubes of the receiver, relatively high thermal efficiencies are achieved. Thus, an annual solar to electricity efficiency of 19% is expected, which is similar to the state of the art in PTCs; this is done with a reduction of costs, thanks to lighter structures, that drives to an estimation of LCOE of around 6.5 c€/kWh.

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Item ID: 40692
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/40692/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:40692
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.11.074
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306261914012434
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Jun 2016 18:04
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2017 22:30
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