Among available technologies for energy production from solar source, Concentrating Solar Power could give a significant contribution to develop a more sustainable energy system. This work is aimed to investigate a Concentrating Solar-Trough plant, having nominal power equal to 100 kWe and exploiting linear parabolic collectors, to generate electric energy by means of Organic Rankine Cycle Turbine. In particular, a model to estimate solar radiation on a sun-tracking surface is developed, in order to minimize the angle of incidence and thus maximize the incident beam radiation. A suitable inclination of the North-South rotation axis on the horizontal plane is examined. Moreover, system electricity production is assessed through a statistical approach based on local meteorological conditions.

One-axis tracking optimization of concentrating solar power plant for electricity production

DICORATO, Maria;FORTE, GIUSEPPE;PISANI, MARIAGIOVANNA;DE TUGLIE, Enrico Elio
2010

Abstract

Among available technologies for energy production from solar source, Concentrating Solar Power could give a significant contribution to develop a more sustainable energy system. This work is aimed to investigate a Concentrating Solar-Trough plant, having nominal power equal to 100 kWe and exploiting linear parabolic collectors, to generate electric energy by means of Organic Rankine Cycle Turbine. In particular, a model to estimate solar radiation on a sun-tracking surface is developed, in order to minimize the angle of incidence and thus maximize the incident beam radiation. A suitable inclination of the North-South rotation axis on the horizontal plane is examined. Moreover, system electricity production is assessed through a statistical approach based on local meteorological conditions.
45th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2010
978-1-4244-7667-1
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