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Title: Multi-tower line focus Fresnel array project

Abstract

As an alternative to conventional tracking solar thermal trough systems, one may use line focus Fresnel reflector systems. In a conventional Fresnel reflector design, each field of reflectors is directed to a single tower. However efficient systems of very high ground utilisation can be setup if a field of reflectors uses multiple receivers on different towers. This paper describes a line focus system, called the compact linear fresnel reflector system and a project to produce an initial 95 MWth solar array. The array will be used as a retrofit preheater for a coal fired generating plant.

Authors:
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  1. Solar Heat & Power SHP Pty. Ltd., Sydney, NSW (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20727697
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering; Journal Volume: 128; Journal Issue: 1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 20 FOSSIL-FUELED POWER PLANTS; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; RETROFITTING; HEATING; SOLAR REFLECTORS; SOLAR ENERGY; HEATERS; SOLAR RECEIVERS

Citation Formats

Mills, D.R., Morrison, G., Pye, J., and Le Lievre, P. Multi-tower line focus Fresnel array project. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1115/1.2148971.
Mills, D.R., Morrison, G., Pye, J., & Le Lievre, P. Multi-tower line focus Fresnel array project. United States. doi:10.1115/1.2148971.
Mills, D.R., Morrison, G., Pye, J., and Le Lievre, P. Wed . "Multi-tower line focus Fresnel array project". United States. doi:10.1115/1.2148971.
@article{osti_20727697,
title = {Multi-tower line focus Fresnel array project},
author = {Mills, D.R. and Morrison, G. and Pye, J. and Le Lievre, P.},
abstractNote = {As an alternative to conventional tracking solar thermal trough systems, one may use line focus Fresnel reflector systems. In a conventional Fresnel reflector design, each field of reflectors is directed to a single tower. However efficient systems of very high ground utilisation can be setup if a field of reflectors uses multiple receivers on different towers. This paper describes a line focus system, called the compact linear fresnel reflector system and a project to produce an initial 95 MWth solar array. The array will be used as a retrofit preheater for a coal fired generating plant.},
doi = {10.1115/1.2148971},
journal = {Journal of Solar Energy Engineering},
number = 1,
volume = 128,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}