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Journal Articles
Article Type: Technology Review
J. Sol. Energy Eng. June 2022, 144(3): 030906.
Paper No: SOL-21-1321
Published Online: March 18, 2022
...William T. Hamilton; Michael J. Wagner; Alexander J. Zolan solarpilot is a software package that generates solar field layouts and characterizes the optical performance of concentrating solar power (CSP) tower systems. solarpilot was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. June 2022, 144(3): 030903.
Paper No: SOL-21-1288
Published Online: January 31, 2022
... lagrangian particle tracking image processing concentrating solar power solar tower Solar towers using sand-like granular particles as heat transfer fluid (HTF) have various advantages over the molten salt-based solar receivers, which are the state-of-the-art concentrating solar tower technology...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. April 2022, 144(2): 021001.
Paper No: SOL-21-1142
Published Online: October 19, 2021
...Samia Afrin; Nazmul Hossain; Zhiwen Ma; V. M. Krushnarao Kotteda; Antara Badhan; Vinod Kumar Concentrated solar power (CSP) is a promising technology in transitioning to renewable energy because of its abundance in nature and thermal energy storage (TES) capability. Among the four types...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. December 2021, 143(6): 061007.
Paper No: SOL-20-1452
Published Online: June 15, 2021
... for Analysis of Concentrating Solar Power Technologies ,” Technical Report SAND2008-8053 , Sandia National Laboratories , Albuquerque, NM , p. 35 . [6] Garcia , P. , Ferriere , A. , and Bezian , J. J. , 2008 , “ Codes for Solar Flux Calculation Dedicated to Central Receiver System...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. June 2021, 143(3): 031010.
Paper No: SOL-19-1452
Published Online: October 27, 2020
...Zhiwen Ma; Janna Martinek Concentrating solar power (CSP) development has focused on increasing the energy conversion efficiency and lowering the capital cost. To improve performance, CSP research is moving to high-temperature and high-efficiency designs. One technology approach is to use...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. April 2021, 143(2): 021008.
Paper No: SOL-20-1326
Published Online: September 4, 2020
... angle in order to reflect beam radiation (DNI) toward the fixed reception system, where there is a receiver tube through which the working fluid passes. The main objective of this work is to do the theoretical modeling of a Fresnel concentrator solar power plant with the sam software in the El...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. December 2020, 142(6): 061009.
Paper No: SOL-19-1320
Published Online: June 8, 2020
...Fayrouz El hamdani; Sébastien Vaudreuil; Souad Abderafi; Tijani Bounahmidi Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology is one of the promising options to generate green energy. However, the cost of kWhe produced is relatively high compared with fossil resources and can be reduced by integrating...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. April 2019, 141(2): 021006.
Paper No: SOL-18-1412
Published Online: January 8, 2019
...Hermes Chirino; Ben Xu Compared to solar photovoltaics, concentrated solar power (CSP) can store excessive solar thermal energy, extend the power generation, and levelize the mismatch between the demand and supply. Thermal energy storage (TES) system filled with phase change material (PCM) is a key...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. April 2019, 141(2): 021002.
Paper No: SOL-18-1300
Published Online: January 8, 2019
...Mohammad Abutayeh; Kwangkook Jeong; Anas Alazzam; Bashar El-Khasawneh A scheme to streamline the electric power generation profile of concentrating solar power (CSP) plants of the parabolic trough collector (PTC) type is suggested. The scheme seeks to even out heat transfer rates from the solar...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2014, 136(4): 041002.
Paper No: SOL-13-1226
Published Online: May 13, 2014
... of thermocline storage systems has been studied in detail through both large-scale experiments [ 3 , 4 ] and numerical simulation [ 2 , 5 ]. Molten-salt thermocline tanks are a thermal storage technology for use in concentrating solar power plants where sensible energy in the liquid salt is used for power...
Journal Articles
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2014, 136(3): 031014.
Paper No: SOL-12-1161
Published Online: May 2, 2014
..., and storage effectiveness. By capturing all efficiencies in a systematic way, various TES technologies can be compared on an equal footing before more detailed simulations of the components and concentrating solar power (CSP) system are performed. The generalized performance metrics are applied...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2013, 135(3): 031002.
Paper No: SOL-12-1073
Published Online: February 8, 2013
... concentrating solar power Fuels derived from solar energy are an appealing supplement or alternative to fossil fuels. Solar energy is clean, renewable, plentiful, and distributed. Solar fuels have the potential to alleviate environmental, security, and price volatility concerns associated...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2012, 134(4): 041016.
Published Online: October 19, 2012
... that even though the time at operating temperature is about three times longer for fossil fuel powered (steady) operation, the damage is always lower than cyclic operation using solar power. concentrating solar power solar receiver Brayton cycle reliability metal fatigue creep high temperature...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2012, 134(4): 041009.
Published Online: August 31, 2012
... transfer solar cogeneration system concentrating solar power direct-flow coaxial collector A coaxial evacuated solar tube has been analyzed. The tube is included in a small-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) system, which runs a cogeneration Stirling engine unit. The engine provides electricity...
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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2012, 134(4): 041005.
Published Online: July 5, 2012
.... parabolic trough concentrating solar power optical performance optical analysis intercept factor Parabolic trough collectors are one of the main concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies used in commercial utility-scale power generation plants [ 1 ]. As a means to collect solar energy...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2012, 134(1): 011015.
Published Online: November 29, 2011
... variability of the direct normal irradiance can prevent the technical feasibility of the plant. To demonstrate the possible use of solar energy in paper mills, a concentrating solar power plant with thermal storage, based on parabolic trough technology, has been chosen as a feasible solution for combined heat...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2011, 133(3): 031013.
Published Online: July 28, 2011
... for parabolic trough concentrating solar power plants. Previous commercially available molten salt heat transfer fluids have a high melting point, typically 140 °C or higher, which limits their commercial use due to the risk of freezing. The advanced HTF embodies a novel composition of materials, consisting...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2011, 133(3): 031014.
Published Online: July 28, 2011
...Kyle Kitzmiller; Fletcher Miller Gas-cooled solar receivers for concentrating solar power plants are capable of providing high temperature, pressurized gas for electrical power generation via a Brayton cycle. This can be accomplished by expanding hot, pressurized gas directly through a turbine...
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Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2010, 132(1): 011003.
Published Online: November 9, 2009
... light with a divergence of less than 4 mrad. 22 08 2008 28 05 2009 09 11 2009 arrays mirrors poles and towers solar energy concentrators solar power stations thermal stresses concentrating solar power heliostat mirror array ray-tracing In the early years...