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Performance of the ultimate trough® collector with molten salts as heat transfer fluid

Riffelmann, Klaus-Jürgen and Lüpfert, Eckhard and Richert, Timo and Nava, Paul (2012) Performance of the ultimate trough® collector with molten salts as heat transfer fluid. In: Solar PACES Conference (ISSN: 0199-6231). SolarPACES Conference 2012, Sept. 2013, Marrakesch, Morocco. ISSN 0199-6231.

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The present paper describes the ULTIMATE TROUGH® (UT) collector efficiency and solar field performance, when operated with molten salt as heat transfer fluid up to 550 °C. The analysis is based on the assessment of mirror shape evaluations performed at the DLR Quarz Center, on photogrammetry and deflectometry measurements performed at the UT prototype collector, and by ray-tracing, thermohydraulic and annual performance modeling. The optical analysis shows that the UT is expected to reach a reduced but still high intercept factor above 97% when installing a 70 mm diameter receiver. This diameter corresponds to a concentration factor of 100 and represents the optimum size for molten salt operation. This has been analyzed for a certain design point as well as for the annual electric output, taking into account optical and thermohydraulic aspects.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/85876/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Performance of the ultimate trough® collector with molten salts as heat transfer fluid
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Riffelmann, Klaus-JürgenFlabegUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lüpfert, EckhardUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6207-975XUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Solar PACES Conference (ISSN: 0199-6231)
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Keywords:Ultimate Trough, Molten salt application, Intercept factor, performance modeling
Event Title:SolarPACES Conference 2012
Event Location:Marrakesch, Morocco
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:Sept. 2013
HGF - Research field:Energy
HGF - Program:Renewable Energies
HGF - Program Themes:Concentrating Solar Systems (old)
DLR - Research area:Energy
DLR - Program:E SF - Solar research
DLR - Research theme (Project):E - Qualifizierung (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Qualifizierung
Deposited By: Kruschinski, Anja
Deposited On:04 Dec 2013 11:18
Last Modified:29 Mar 2023 00:18

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