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Title: A Method to Assess Flux Hazards at CSP Plants to Reduce Avian Mortality

Abstract

A method to evaluate avian flux hazards at concentrating solar power plants (CSP) has been developed. A heat-transfer model has been coupled to simulations of the irradiance in the airspace above a CSP plant to determine the feather temperature along prescribed bird flight paths. Probabilistic modeling results show that the irradiance and assumed feather properties (thickness, absorptance, heat capacity) have the most significant impact on the simulated feather temperature, which can increase rapidly (hundreds of degrees Celsius in seconds) depending on the parameter values. The avian flux hazard model is being combined with a plant performance model to identify alternative heliostat standby aiming strategies that minimize both avian flux hazards and negative impacts on plant performance.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1372042
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5500-68908
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at SOLARPACES 2016: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, 11-14 October 2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; irradiance; solar energy; heat capacity

Citation Formats

Ho, Clifford K., Wendelin, Timothy, Horstman, Luke, and Yellowhair, Julius. A Method to Assess Flux Hazards at CSP Plants to Reduce Avian Mortality. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4984369.
Ho, Clifford K., Wendelin, Timothy, Horstman, Luke, & Yellowhair, Julius. A Method to Assess Flux Hazards at CSP Plants to Reduce Avian Mortality. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4984369.
Ho, Clifford K., Wendelin, Timothy, Horstman, Luke, and Yellowhair, Julius. 2017. "A Method to Assess Flux Hazards at CSP Plants to Reduce Avian Mortality". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4984369.
@article{osti_1372042,
title = {A Method to Assess Flux Hazards at CSP Plants to Reduce Avian Mortality},
author = {Ho, Clifford K. and Wendelin, Timothy and Horstman, Luke and Yellowhair, Julius},
abstractNote = {A method to evaluate avian flux hazards at concentrating solar power plants (CSP) has been developed. A heat-transfer model has been coupled to simulations of the irradiance in the airspace above a CSP plant to determine the feather temperature along prescribed bird flight paths. Probabilistic modeling results show that the irradiance and assumed feather properties (thickness, absorptance, heat capacity) have the most significant impact on the simulated feather temperature, which can increase rapidly (hundreds of degrees Celsius in seconds) depending on the parameter values. The avian flux hazard model is being combined with a plant performance model to identify alternative heliostat standby aiming strategies that minimize both avian flux hazards and negative impacts on plant performance.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4984369},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = 2017,
month = 6
}

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