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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. December 2024, 146(6): 061005.
Paper No: SOL-23-1349
Published Online: July 19, 2024
...Julian J. Krauth; Christoph Happich; Niels Algner; Rafal Broda; Andreas Kämpgen; Alexander Schnerring; Steffen Ulmer; Marc Röger The pointing calibration of a newly built heliostat field can take up to several years. The state-of-the-art method typically used is accurate but slow. A faster method...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. December 2024, 146(6): 061002.
Paper No: SOL-23-1161
Published Online: May 15, 2024
...Chad Augustine; Alexander Zolan; Kenneth Armijo The Heliostat Consortium (HelioCon) was launched in 2021 to advance heliostat technology. One of its first efforts was to do a detailed analysis of gaps in technology and capabilities in the heliostat industry and complete a roadmap study describing...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. December 2023, 145(6): 061012.
Paper No: SOL-22-1280
Published Online: October 4, 2023
... solar solar tower testing concentrating solar power heliostat durability 14 10 2022 22 06 2023 18 07 2023 04 10 2023 This work is in part a work of the U.S. Government. ASME disclaims all interest in the U.S. Government’s contributions. Contributed by the Solar...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. April 2022, 144(2): 024503.
Paper No: SOL-21-1266
Published Online: January 27, 2022
...) tracking method is developed to evaluate tracking angles. Instead of a target, a heliostat is pointed toward the on-field center point of the tower. Therefore, a spinning-axis of rotation is a line joining a heliostat, and a center of the tower and elevation-axis is perpendicular to it. This aiming...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. June 2016, 138(3): 031007.
Paper No: SOL-15-1247
Published Online: March 9, 2016
...Erminia Leonardi; Lorenzo Pisani The design of a solar field is one of the crucial aspects when a solar tower system is realized. In general, shading and blocking effects, which are the main causes of solar power losses, are minimized displacing the heliostats each other quite distant, with typical...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. May 2014, 136(2): 021014.
Paper No: SOL-13-1065
Published Online: September 19, 2013
... 2013 04 08 2013 A new method for the heliostat field optimization is presented. The method is intended for further performance improvement after initial layout with a standard heliostat field layout tool. During the field refinement, the heliostats are repositioned around their original...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2014, 136(1): 014501.
Paper No: SOL-11-1287
Published Online: July 15, 2013
..., Spain, September 20–23 . [4] Pahl , G. , and Beitz , W. , 2005 , Engineering Design: A Systematic Approach , Springer-Verlag , New York , Chap. 6.3. [5] Mancini , T. R. , 2000 , “ Catalog of Solar Heliostats ,” SolarPACES Technical Report No. III-1/00. [6] Kolb , G. J...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2012, 134(4): 041004.
Published Online: July 5, 2012
.... 25 10 2011 04 05 2012 A new method is described to determine irradiance distributions on receivers and targets from heliostats or other collectors for concentrating solar power applications. The method uses a digital camera, and, unlike previous beam characterization systems, it does...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2010, 132(4): 041007.
Published Online: October 4, 2010
...Chuncheng Zang; Zhifeng Wang; Wenfeng Liang; Xiaoyu Wang Heliostat is an important component in the solar power tower station because its cost, optical performance, and mechanical performance have great influence on the overall property evaluation of the station. The T-shape heliostat tracking...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2010, 132(1): 011003.
Published Online: November 9, 2009
...Joachim Göttsche; Bernhard Hoffschmidt; Stefan Schmitz; Markus Sauerborn; Reiner Buck; Edgar Teufel; Kathrin Badstübner; David Ifland; Christian Rebholz The cost of solar tower power plants is dominated by the heliostat field making up roughly 50% of investment costs. Classical heliostat design...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Briefs
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2009, 131(3): 034501.
Published Online: July 15, 2009
... of heliostat varies drastically during solar noon around days of equinox. We analyze the time intervals during which the heliostat requires faster tracking speed and discuss the causes and possible solutions. Chen , Y. T. , Chong , K. K. , Bligh , T. P. , Chen , L. C. , Jasmy , Y...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. February 2008, 130(1): 011010.
Published Online: December 28, 2007
...L. Amsbeck; R. Buck; A. Pfahl; R. Uhlig In standard heliostat design, the usual strategy of cost reduction is to increase the mirror area of the heliostats. This not only leads to a reduction of specific drive cost but also to an increase of the torques caused by the wind loads, resulting in higher...