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Title: A compendium of solar dish/Stirling technology

This report surveys the emerging dish/Stirling technology. It documents -- using consistent terminology the design characteristics of dish concentrators, receivers, and Stirling engines applicable to solar electric power generation. Development status and operating experience for each system and an overview of dish/Stirling technology are also presented. This report enables comparisons of concentrator, receiver, and engine technologies. Specifications and performance data are presented on systems and on components that are in use or that could be used in dish/Stirling systems. This report is organized into two parts: The first part (Chapters 1 through 4) provides an overview of dish/Stirling technology -- the dish/ Stirling components (concentrator, receiver, and engine/alternator), current technology, basic theory, and technology development. The second part (Chapters 5 through 7) provides a detailed survey of the existing dish/Stirling concentrators, receivers, and engine/alternators.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona, CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  2. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10130410
Report Number(s):
SAND--93-7026
ON: DE94007752; BR: GB0103012
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1994
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CENTRAL RECEIVERS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; PARABOLIC DISH REFLECTORS; SOLAR THERMAL CONVERSION; INFORMATION; HYBRID SYSTEMS; STIRLING ENGINES; OPTICAL SYSTEMS 140702; 140704; CENTRAL RECEIVER; TOTAL ENERGY AND HYBRID SYSTEMS