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Ray Tracing and Flux Mapping as a Design and Research Tool at the National Solar Energy Centre

Imenes, Anne and Stein, Wes and Hinkley, Jim and Benito, R and Bolling, R and Schramek, P and Ulmer, Steffen (2006) Ray Tracing and Flux Mapping as a Design and Research Tool at the National Solar Energy Centre. In: ANZSES 2006. ANZSES 2006, 2006-09-13 - 2006-09-15, Canberra, Australia.

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The National Solar Energy Centre (NSEC), located at the CSIRO Energy Technology headquarters in Newcastle, features the largest concentrating central receiver system in the Southern Hemisphere. This paper discusses simulation and optimisation efforts associated with optical aspects of the solar tower system, and show by example how these efforts have been used as a design and research tool at the NSEC. Results from ray tracing simulations are compared with measured flux density data achieved as part of a collaborative project with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). The flux measurement system is an important contribution to the centre’s research capabilities, providing reliable and accurate solar radiation data as a basis for the scientific evaluation of solar conversion materials and processes being investigated for solar gas and hydrogen production at the NSEC.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:Ray Tracing and Flux Mapping as a Design and Research Tool at the National Solar Energy Centre
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Imenes, AnneCSIRO Australia
Stein, WesCSIRO Australia
Hinkley, JimCSIRO Australia
Benito, RCSIRO Australia
Bolling, RCSIRO Australia
Schramek, PPhilipp Schramek Energy Consulting
Date:September 2006
Journal or Publication Title:ANZSES 2006
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Solar concentrating system, central receiver, shielding design, ray tracing, flux mapping, optical errors
Event Title:ANZSES 2006
Event Location:Canberra, Australia
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-09-13 - 2006-09-15
Organizer:Australia and New Zealand Solar Energy Society
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 - Qualifizierung (old)
Location: other
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Technical Thermodynamics > Solar Research
Deposited By: Dr.-Ing. Steffen Ulmer
Deposited On:18 Feb 2008
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:29

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