Eck, Markus and Uhlig, Ralf and Mertins, Max and Häberle, Andreas and Lerchenmüller, Hansjörg (2007) Thermal Load of Direct Steam Generating Absorber Tubes with Large Diameter in Horizontal Linear Fresnel Collectors. Heat Transfer Engineering, 28 (1), pp. 42-48. Taylor & Francis. DOI: 10.1080/01457630600985659. ISSN 0145-7632.
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Solar thermal power plants are at present the cheapest technology for solar electricity production. Today levelised electricity costs of 15 ct/kWh are achievable at good sites with high levels of direct normal irradiation. Nevertheless further cost reductions are necessary to make solar thermal power plants economically feasible. One possibility for a further cost reduction might be the use of so called Linear Fresnel Collectors in solar thermal power plants. Preliminary cost estimates of this option show that this is a promising potential for cost reduction. The technical feasibility of the linear Fresnel collector has to be checked in theoretical studies and afterwards during operation of a life size prototype under real solar conditions. This paper presents results of preliminary theoretical studies regarding the thermal load of the absorber tube used in a linear Fresnel collector with secondary concentrator.
|Title:||Thermal Load of Direct Steam Generating Absorber Tubes with Large Diameter in Horizontal Linear Fresnel Collectors|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Heat Transfer Engineering|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 42-48|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Keywords:||Solar Thermal Power Plants, Fresnel Collector, Direct Steam Generation, Stress Analysis, Thermal Load|
|HGF - Research field:||Energy|
|HGF - Program:||Renewable Energies|
|HGF - Program Themes:||E SF - Solar research (old)|
|DLR - Research area:||Energy|
|DLR - Program:||E SF - Solar research|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||E - Applikationsentwicklung (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Technical Thermodynamics > Solar Research|
|Deposited By:||Markus Eck|
|Deposited On:||11 Jul 2007|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 13:56|
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