Where should beam down heliostat central rays intersect the final optical element axis?

Miguel Diago, Peter Armstrong, Alexander H. Slocum, Nicolas Calvet

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Abstract

A beam down solar system is adjusted to maximize the power collected through a final optical element concentrator. The power reaching the outlet of the final optical element is studied as a function of the reflectivity of its facets, and the height of the central ray convergence point of the beam down central reflector. A configuration that maximizes the energy fed to the solar receiver during the experimental campaign of the CSPonD Demo project is chosen and implemented at the beam down installation at the Masdar Institute Solar Platform.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationSolarPACES 2017
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems
EditorsRodrigo Mancilla, Christoph Richter
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417571
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Nov 2018
Event23rd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2017 - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 26 Sep 201729 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2033
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2017
Country/TerritoryChile
CitySantiago
Period26/09/1729/09/17

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