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Progress in Heliostat Development

Pfahl, Andreas and Coventry, Joe and Röger, Marc and Wolfertstetter, Fabian and Vasquez Arango, Juan Felipe and Gross, Fabian and Arjomandi, Maziar and Schwarzbözl, Peter and Geiger, Mark and Liedke, Phillip (2017) Progress in Heliostat Development. Solar Energy, 152, pp. 3-37. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.03.029 ISSN 0038-092X

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Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038092X17301895


Strong efforts are being made to drive heliostat cost down. These efforts are summarised to give an update on heliostat technology comprising: determination of wind loads, heliostat dimensioning, solutions for the different sub-functions of a heliostat, a review of commercially available and prototype heliostat designs, canting, manufacturing, qualification, heliostat field layout, and mirror cleaning. There is evidence that commercial heliostat costs have dropped significantly in the past few years, with commercial suppliers of heliostat technologies now claiming heliostat field costs around 100 USD/m2. With new approaches even target cost of 75$/m² seem to be realistic.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111660/
Document Type:Article
Title:Progress in Heliostat Development
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Pfahl, AndreasAndreas.Pfahl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Coventry, JoeThe Australian National University, Research School of EngineeringUNSPECIFIED
Röger, MarcMarc.Roeger (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0618-4253
Wolfertstetter, Fabianfabian.wolfertstetter (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4323-8433
Vasquez Arango, Juan FelipeJuan.VasquezArango (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gross, FabianFabian.Gross (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8979-7276
Arjomandi, MaziarThe University of Adelaide, School of Mechanical EngineeringUNSPECIFIED
Schwarzbözl, PeterPeter.Schwarzboezl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Geiger, MarkMark.Geiger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Liedke, PhillipPhillip.Liedke (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3391-8638
Date:27 March 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Solar Energy
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1016/j.solener.2017.03.029
Page Range:pp. 3-37
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Goswami, YogiInternational Solar Energy SocietyUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:heliostat, power tower, central receiver, control, wind load, qualification, cleaning, cost
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 > Qualification
Deposited By: Pfahl, Andreas
Deposited On:22 May 2017 15:49
Last Modified:07 Feb 2020 15:02

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