In this work two parabolic trough solar thermal power plants are simulated in detail using commercial software and they are further analysed and compared using an exergetic analysis The first plant uses a thermal fluid to produce the steam required in a steam generator while the second one produces the steam directly in the solar field Geometric optical and thermal analysis for solar parabolic trough concentrator efficiency improvement using the Photogrammetry technique under semi-arid climate Available online at Available online at ScienceDirect ScienceDirect Energy Procedia 00 (2018) 000–000 Av

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Parabolic trough solar tower: 600 MW parabolic trough and 100 solar tower with 15h heat storage: Golmud CSP China: Golmud Qinghai province: 200: Power tower: Cerro Dominador Solar Thermal Plant (Atacama 1) Chile: Mara Elena Antofagasta 110: 2019: Solar power tower: Erdos Solar Power Plant China: Hanggin Banner: 50: Parabolic trough

This paper proposes a mathematical model for evaluation of solar ray collection for a PTC which is directly linked to input thermal energy for the collector An important factor for parabolic trough design is that it should not distort primarily under wind loads and should withstand the heat generated due to the sun The simulation

ABSTRACT: This paper presents the experimental performance evaluation of a Solar Parabolic-Trough Collector (SPTC) Model TE 38 using solar topocentriccoordinates of Bauchi The results show that the effects of using solar coordinates influence the performance of the collector to certain extend The hourly thermal

Kalogirou Solar thermal collectors and applications Prog Energy Combust Sci 30 (2004) 231–95 View Article Google Scholar [8] E W Grald Performance Analysis of a Parabolic Trough Solar Collector with a Porous Absorber Receiver Solar Energy 42 (1989) 281–292

develope ment potential of 62% Evaluation of optical and thermal performance s of parabolic trough coll HFWRUVVRODU efficiency has been done using engineering equation solver by Esmail MA Mokheimer et al [6] and the study revealed that the maximum and minimum values of optical efficiencies are 73 5% and 61%

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May 21 2015Parabolic trough solar collectors The parabolic trough collectors concentrate the solar radiation through parabolic mirrors in an absorbent pipe that passes through the axis of the parabola In the interior of this absorbent pipe a fluid that can reach temperatures of up to 450C is heated

DOI: 10 1109/AFRCON 2015 7331967 Corpus ID: 23980485 Software development for design simulation and sizing of parabolic trough solar thermal power plant (EthioSolA) article{Nega2015SoftwareDF title={Software development for design simulation and sizing of parabolic trough solar thermal power plant (EthioSolA)} author={Derese Tekestebrihan

The CFD Analysis of Solar Parabolic Trough System with Reflectors Panchal *Ramchandra H and Bhosale S K Mechanical Department Savitribai Phule Pune University Trinity College of Engineering and Research Pune Maharashtra India temperature trough will be a better solar thermal device for the rural area Sagade et al conducted

needed bulk solar energy [2] Parabolic trough power plants are the only types of solar thermal power plant technology with existing commercial operating systems Parabolic- trough collectors ( ) are frequently employed for solar steam- generation because temperatures of

Feb 13 2018Xu L Wang Z and Li X 2013 Dynamic test model for the transient thermal performance of parabolic trough solar collectors J Solar energy 95-78 [31] Yuezhao Z and Jiang J 2007 A parabolic trough concentrating heat pipe solar energy boiler device China 10-07 ZL200620071109

This paper describes a technique that uses an infrared (IR) camera to evaluate the in-situ thermal performance of parabolic trough receivers at operating solar power plants The paper includes results to show how the glass temperature measured with the IR camera correlates with modeled thermal losses from the receiver

In this work two parabolic trough solar thermal power plants are simulated in detail using commercial software and they are further analysed and compared using an exergetic analysis The first plant uses a thermal fluid to produce the steam required in a steam generator while the second one produces the steam directly in the solar field

Thermal analysis procedure of a solar parabolic trough collector design starts with the selection of certain parameters such as aperture area and diameter of receiver to obtain the geometric concentration In this investigation experimentation is based on varying concentration

THERMAL AND OPTICAL STUDY OF PARABOLIC TROUGH

2 Description of the parabolic trough collector In the present work thermal performance of parabolic trough collectors system which has been developed for Table 1 Parabolic trough collector specifications [8 9] Length 25 m Reflectivity of mirror ρ 0 873 Width 3 4 m Transmissivity of cover τ 0 96 Aperture 3 1 m Emissivity of cover 0 25

parabolic trough is 40 C at 540 W/m2 which is almost less by 28 C in comparison to the system with parabolic trough (P Selvakumar et al 2014) 2 EXPERIMENTAL SETUP The experimental set up which is shown in figure 1 consists of an evacuated tube parabolic trough storage tank inlet outlet valves temperature sensors

a typical parabolic trough technology based solar thermal power plant and belongs to the largest research centre in Europe for concentrating solar technologies namely the Plataforma Solar de Almer a (PSA) in south-east Spain The plant exhibits non-linearities as well as resonance characteristics that lie well within the desired control bandwidth

EVALUATION OF A PARABOLIC TROUGH COLLECTOR PERFORMANCE Soteris A Kalogirou Parabolic trough collectors are the most mature solar 2 solar thermal electricity generation or process heat applications The biggest application of this type of system is the Southern California power plants known as Solar

Parabolic trough receivers are a kind of key components of a solar trough power plant which absorb and transfer the high flux solar energy to the heat transfer fluid flowing in it A Receiver Impedance Heating (RIH) method is put forward by analyzing the inadequacies of traditional methods Voltage is imposed on both ends of the receiver and then the receiver is self-heated

Valan Arasu A Sornakumar T Performance characteristics of fibreglass parabolic trough solar collector system Submitted to The Energy Journal ClearDome Solar Systems Heating and Cooking Products San Diego CA USA 2003 ASHRAE Standard 93 Method of testing to determine the thermal performance of solar collectors

Parabolic trough solar collector technology is currently the most proven solar thermal collector technology This is primarily due to the nine plants operating in California's Mojave Desert since the mid-1980s In these plants large fields of parabolic trough collectors supply the thermal energy used to produce steam supplied to a Rankine steam turbine-generator cycle to

Parabolic Trough Solar Systems Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) systems use very different technology than photovoltaic systems CSP systems use the sun as the thermal heat source as opposed to the photon energy of the sun as PV systems do Most electric power plants use some form of fossil fuel as the thermal heat source to boil water into steam