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Construction of a test facility for demonstration of a liquid leadbismuth-cooled 10kW thermal receiver in a solar furnace arrangement - SOMMER

Flesch, J. and Fritsch, Andreas and Cammi, G. and Marocco, L. and Fellmoser, F. and Pacio, J. and Wetzel, Th. (2015) Construction of a test facility for demonstration of a liquid leadbismuth-cooled 10kW thermal receiver in a solar furnace arrangement - SOMMER. In: Energy Procedia, 69, pp. 1259-1268. International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems,, 16.-19. Sept.v 2014, Beijing, China. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.157

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Abstract

Liquid metals have been proposed in the past as high temperature heat transfer media in concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. Until the mid 80s test facilities were operated with liquid sodium-cooled central receivers. After a period of reduced interest in that approach, several new efforts have been reported recently, particularly from the US, South Africa and Australia. In addition, several recent publications have highlighted the attractive properties of liquid metals for CSP applications. A newcontribution to this topic has been launched by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Solar Institute of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), combining their experience in CSP and liquid metal technology. The overall goals of this project are planning, design, construction and operation of a small concentrating solar power system in the 10 kW thermal range (named SOMMER) using liquid metal as heat transfer fluid for re-gaining operation experience and validating design methodology and providing a complete design concept for a large pilot CSP plant based on liquid metal technology, up to evaluation of O&M cost and levelized cost of electricity. This paper describes the current status of the work on the design and setup of SOMMER, the research goals of this facility, first results of numerical activities in view of the liquid metal cooled receiver design and the connection to the design activities for the pilot plant.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104655/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Construction of a test facility for demonstration of a liquid leadbismuth-cooled 10kW thermal receiver in a solar furnace arrangement - SOMMER
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Flesch, J.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KITUNSPECIFIED
Fritsch, AndreasAndreas.Fritsch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Cammi, G.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KITUNSPECIFIED
Marocco, L.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT / Politecnico di MilanoUNSPECIFIED
Fellmoser, F.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KITUNSPECIFIED
Pacio, J.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Nuclear and Energy TechnologiesUNSPECIFIED
Wetzel, Th.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Nuclear and Energy TechnologiesUNSPECIFIED
Date:2015
Journal or Publication Title:Energy Procedia
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:69
DOI :10.1016/j.egypro.2015.03.157
Page Range:pp. 1259-1268
Series Name:Elsevier Ldt.
Status:Published
Keywords:high temperature heat transport fluid, central receiver systems, liquid metal
Event Title:International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems,
Event Location:Beijing, China
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-19. Sept.v 2014
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Thermal Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Advanced Heat Transfer Media (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Punktfokussierende Systeme
Deposited By: Uhlig, Tamara
Deposited On:16 Jun 2016 16:37
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:01

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