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Static Optimal Control: A Closed-Loop Control Strategy for Heliostat Aiming in Solar Power Towers

Zanger, David and Oberkirsch, Laurin and Maldonado Quinto, Daniel and Pitz-Paal, Robert (2021) Static Optimal Control: A Closed-Loop Control Strategy for Heliostat Aiming in Solar Power Towers. SolarPACES 2021, 2021-09-27 - 2021-10-01, Online.

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In this paper, a new closed-loop control for the heliostat aiming of solar tower power plants is proposed. It is called Static Optimal Control and is based upon the ant-colony optimization meta-heuristic. The controller can increase the plant’s efficiency, restrict the flux density and compensate for disturbances such as clouds. It is tested on small reference plant with a test case considering a suddenly appearing cloud disturbance. Within the test case, the controller could compensate for a mirror error which caused a drop of the relative power of around 3%. During the cloudy phase, the controller increased the relative power by 1%. The overflux condition which occurred after the cloud suddenly disappeared could be eliminated within 12 control steps. However, this number can be reduced by adjusting the controller parameters.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/189083/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Static Optimal Control: A Closed-Loop Control Strategy for Heliostat Aiming in Solar Power Towers
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Zanger, DavidUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6111-7531UNSPECIFIED
Maldonado Quinto, DanielUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2929-8667UNSPECIFIED
Pitz-Paal, RobertUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3542-3391UNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:solar tower; aim point control
Event Title:SolarPACES 2021
Event Location:Online
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:27 September 2021
Event End Date:1 October 2021
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition
HGF - Program Themes:High-Temperature Thermal Technologies
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SW - Solar and Wind Energy
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Smart Operation
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Solar Power Plant Technology
Deposited By: Zanger, David
Deposited On:28 Oct 2022 10:13
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:50

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