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Second Generation Linear Focus Sun Simulator to Test Optical Performance of Parabolic Trough Receivers - OptiRec

Happich, Christoph and Janotte, Nicole and Pernpeintner, Johannes and Schiricke, Björn and Lüpfert, Eckhard (2018) Second Generation Linear Focus Sun Simulator to Test Optical Performance of Parabolic Trough Receivers - OptiRec. In: AIP Conference Proceedings, 2033 (030007). SolarPACES Conference, 26.-29. Sep. 2017, Santiago de Chile. DOI: 10.1063/1.5067023

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Official URL: https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5067023

Abstract

This paper presents results from a characterization of DLR’s second generation sun simulator test facility (OptiRec) for determining the optical performance of parabolic trough receivers. The configuration of the test bench is an elliptical mirror trough with flat end mirrors. Solar simulator lamps are situated in one focal line, the receiver in the other focal line. Water at ambient temperature flows through the receiver and allows for a calorimetric measurement of the absorbed power. Compared to the first generation test bench (ElliRec) the mirror material is changed from aluminum to glass, the ellipse size is changed and the handling is improved. Based on 34 measurements of the absorbed power the repeatability for OptiRec measurements is measured to 0.13% (1σ), compared to 0.2% in the ElliRec. Seven receivers from different manufacturers are measured in both test benches yielding agreeing relative optical efficiency with <1.1% deviation. Particular differences are larger than the repeatability, which are attributed to differences in spectra and incidence angles between both test benches.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/115553/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Second Generation Linear Focus Sun Simulator to Test Optical Performance of Parabolic Trough Receivers - OptiRec
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Happich, Christophsf-qlfUNSPECIFIED
Janotte, Nicolenicole.janotte (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Pernpeintner, JohannesJohannes.Pernpeintner (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schiricke, BjörnBjoern.Schiricke (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0572-2048
Lüpfert, EckhardEckhard.Luepfert (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6207-975X
Date:8 November 2018
Journal or Publication Title:AIP Conference Proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:2033
DOI :10.1063/1.5067023
Status:Published
Keywords:optical Performance, OptiRec
Event Title:SolarPACES Conference
Event Location:Santiago de Chile
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26.-29. Sep. 2017
Organizer:SolarPACES
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Thermal Technology
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Impact of Desert Environment
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Qualification
Deposited By: Kruschinski, Anja
Deposited On:20 Nov 2017 14:06
Last Modified:08 Nov 2019 03:00

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