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Infrared-Reflective Coating on Fused Silica for a Solar High-Temperature Receiver

Röger, Marc and Rickers, Christoph and Uhlig, Ralf and Neumann, Frank and Polenzky, Christina (2009) Infrared-Reflective Coating on Fused Silica for a Solar High-Temperature Receiver. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 131 (2), 021004-1. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). DOI: [10.1115/1.309727] ISSN 0199-6231

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In concentrating solar power, high-temperature solar receivers can provide heat to highly efficient cycles for electricity or chemical production. Excessive heating of the fused-silica window and the resulting recrystallization are major problems of high-temperature receivers using windows. Excessive window temperatures can be avoided by applying an infrared-reflective solar-transparent coating on the fused-silica window inside. Both glass temperatures and receiver losses can be reduced. An ideal coating reflects part of the thermal spectrum (lambda>2.5 µm) of the hot absorber (1100°C) back onto it without reducing solar transmittance. Extensive radiation simulations were done to screen different filter types. The examined transparent conductive oxides (TCO) involve a high solar absorptance, inhibiting their use in high-concentration solar systems. Although conventional dielectric interference filters have a low solar absorption, the reflection of solar radiation which comes from various directions is too high. It was found that only rugate filters fulfill the requirements for operation under high-flux solar radiation with different incident angles. A thermodynamic qualification simulation of the rugate coating on a window of a flat-plate receiver showed a reduction of almost 175 K in mean window temperature and 11% in receiver losses compared to an uncoated window. For the configuration of a pressurized receiver (REFOS type), the temperature could be reduced by 65 K with slightly reduced receiver losses. Finally, a first 25-µm thick rugate filter was manufactured and optically characterized. The measured spectra fitted approximately the design spectra, except for two absorption peaks which can be avoided in future depositions by changing the deposition geometry and using in-situ monitoring. The issue of this paper is to share the work done on the choice of filter type, filter design, thermodynamic evaluation, and deposition experiments.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/61583/
Document Type:Article
Title:Infrared-Reflective Coating on Fused Silica for a Solar High-Temperature Receiver
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Röger, Marcmarc.roeger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Rickers, ChristophFraunhofer ISTUNSPECIFIED
Uhlig, Ralfralf.uhlig (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Neumann, FrankFraunhofer ISTUNSPECIFIED
Polenzky, ChristinaFraunhofer ISTUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2009
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :[10.1115/1.309727]
Page Range:021004-1
Steinfeld, AldoPSI
Publisher:American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Keywords:coating techniques, receivers, recrystallisation, solar power, solar radiation
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 - Solare Hochtemperatursysteme (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics > Solar Research
Deposited By: Röger, Dr. Marc
Deposited On:19 Feb 2010 16:45
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 18:45

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