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Toward standard performance analysis for parabolic trough collector fields

Lüpfert, Eckhard and Herrmann, Ulf and Price, H. and Zarza, Eduardo and Kistner, R. (2004) Toward standard performance analysis for parabolic trough collector fields. In: SolarPACES Conference Proceedings (227). SolarPACES Symposium, 6-8 Okt. 2004, Oaxaca, Mexico.

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Abstract

The performance of a solar collector field is the main layout criterion for solar thermal power plants. Different kinds of models of varying complexity used to describe collector performance, in general on the basis of simplified efficiency equations, and differing nomenclature and methodology shall be replaced by a more general approach. Based on an analysis for possible trough collector configurations, a set of nomenclature and definitions is presented with the intention to respect existing references and standards for solar technologies. The strategy is to use preferably properties and parameters of the collector and its components that can be measured and compared between different types of systems. Measurement devices and configurations are proposed. The paper proposes a common methodology to assess the technical data of parabolic trough collectors, which are required by technology developers, system designers as well as financing institutions and policy makers to predict the performance of parabolic trough solar fields. It includes results from a SolarPaces working group on standardization of collector efficiency descriptions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/99769/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Toward standard performance analysis for parabolic trough collector fields
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Lüpfert, EckhardEckhard.Luepfert (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Herrmann, UlfFlagsol GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Price, H.National Renewable Energy LaboratoryUNSPECIFIED
Zarza, EduardoCiemat - Plataforma Solar de AlmeríaUNSPECIFIED
Kistner, R.Millennium Solar S.A.UNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2004
Journal or Publication Title:SolarPACES Conference Proceedings
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:performance, standard, parabolic trough collector, solar collector field,
Event Title:SolarPACES Symposium
Event Location:Oaxaca, Mexico
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:6-8 Okt. 2004
Organizer:SolarPACES
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 - Qualification (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Solar Research > Qualifizierung
Deposited By: Kruschinski, Anja
Deposited On:18 Dec 2015 14:58
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:56

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