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A holistic approach for low cost heliostat fields

Pfahl, Andreas and Randt, Michael and Meier, Florian and Zaschke, Martin and Geurts, C.P.W. and Buselmeier, Michael (2014) A holistic approach for low cost heliostat fields. In: 20th SolarPACES International Conference on Concentrated Solar Power and Chemical Energy Technologies (ISSN: 0199-6231). SolarPACES 2014, 16.-19. Sept. 2014, Peking, China. ISSN 0199-6231.

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The AutoR-project takes a holistic approach to reduce the cost of heliostat fields: Wireless control and energy supply enables to use smaller heliostats which need less steel per mirror area (but usually have high wiring cost). A low cost but high efficient drive system is chosen which reduces energy consumption to a minimum amount and leads to low cost for PV cell and energy storage. The usual boundary layer wind tunnels tests for heliostats are proven regarding energy spectra to avoid oversizing of steel structure and drives or failures because of underestimations of the loads. The concepts for wireless control and energy supply, the wind tunnel investigations and the first rim drive heliostat prototype are presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/91490/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:A holistic approach for low cost heliostat fields
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Randt, Michaelrandt (at) trinamic.comUNSPECIFIED
Meier, Florianflorian.meier (at) tu-harburg.deUNSPECIFIED
Zaschke, Martinm.zaschke (at) wacker-ingenieure.deUNSPECIFIED
Geurts, C.P.W.chris.geurts (at) tno.nlUNSPECIFIED
Buselmeier, Michaelm.buselmeier (at) wacker-ingenieure.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2014
Journal or Publication Title:20th SolarPACES International Conference on Concentrated Solar Power and Chemical Energy Technologies (ISSN: 0199-6231)
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:central receiver; autonomous heliostat; rim drive; wind loads
Event Title:SolarPACES 2014
Event Location:Peking, China
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-19. Sept. 2014
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 - Point-Focusing Systems (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Punktfokussierende Systeme
Deposited By: Pfahl, Andreas
Deposited On:05 Nov 2014 16:00
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:48

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