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Title: A general method to analyze the thermal performance of multi-cavity concentrating solar power receivers

Concentrating solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage has potential to provide grid-scale, on-demand, dispatachable renewable energy. As higher solar receiver output temperatures are necessary for higher thermal cycle efficiency, current CSP research is focused on high outlet temperature and high efficiency receivers. Here, the objective of this study is to provide a simplified model to analyze the thermal efficiency of multi-cavity concentrating solar power receivers.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Utah State Univ., Logan, UT (United States)
  2. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5500-64971
Journal ID: ISSN 0038-092X
Grant/Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308; EE0001586
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Solar Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 150; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0038-092X
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; concentrated solar power; multi-cavity receiver; thermal analysis
OSTI Identifier:
1361231
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1416664