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Experimental performance of a field of parabolic trough collectors for small-scale power generation
English
[en] Performances expérimentales d'un champ de collecteurs cylindro-paraboliques pour de la production de puissance à petite échelle
Dickes, Rémi mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Systèmes énergétiques >]
Dumont, Olivier mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Systèmes énergétiques >]
Thiebaut, Jérémie [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > >]
Orosz, Matthew [Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT > > > >]
Mueller, Amy [Northeastern University > > > >]
Lemort, Vincent mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département d'aérospatiale et mécanique > Systèmes énergétiques >]
23-Jun-2018
Proceedings of ECOS 2018
Yes
International
ECOS 2018 - 31th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
du 18 juin 2018 au 22 juin 2018
Guimaresh
Portugal
[en] PTC ; solar ; experimental ; parabolic trough ; performance
[en] The present work investigates the solar field performance of a pilot system installed at the University of Liège in Belgium. The system includes eight parabolic trough collectors connected in series (66m² in total) and is aimed for small-scale power generation (2kWe) at low-temperature operation (150°C max.). The paper describes the test facility and presents experimental data gathered under various operating conditions. After posttreatment, the measurements are used to calibrate a deterministic model of the solar collectors. This model is used to better estimate the various sources of losses during the solar energy conversion and to investigate potential means of performance improvements. While the collection efficiency recorded experimentally does not exceed 30%, it is shown that an improvement of the tracking could raise this value to 65% and thus meet the design expectations.
Thermodynamics Laboratory, ULg
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/225582

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