J. Phys. IV France 09 (1999) Pr3-65-Pr3-70
Optimization of central receiver fields to interface with applications requiring high flux density receiversL.L. Vant-Hull1, M.E. Izygon1 and A. Imhof2
1 Physics Department, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-5506, U.S.A.
2 High Temperature Solar Technology, Paul Scherrer Institute, 5232 Villigen-PSI, Switzerland
This paper presents results of a central receiver design study. In a preliminary study, tower height and aperture nod angle are varied and optimum heliostat fields costed, it was determined that 55 MW could be absorbed effectively at 2.5 MW/m2 using a 100 m aperture height and an aperture tilted down from looking north by 60 to 90 degrees. In a subsequent study using more representative cost and loss models the design of an optimum field for this application is developed, and the result of several variations considered.
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