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Solar concentrator advanced development program

Solar concentrator advanced development program

task 1, final report

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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Statementprepared by Harris Corporation, Government Aerospace Systems Division
SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-179489
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14983011M

Concentrated solar power (CSP, also known as concentrating solar power, concentrated solar thermal) systems generate solar power by using mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight onto a receiver. Electricity is generated when the concentrated light is converted to heat (solar thermal energy), which drives a heat engine (usually a steam turbine) connected to an electrical power. This book outlines various existing solar technologies. The understanding of each technology and its associated challenges provide a suitable basis to recognize advantages and drawbacks, more importantly it gives the technological development of solar dish concentrator.

Because of the perceived high production cost of this concentrator, the Department of Energy's Solar Thermal Program is developing stretch-membrane technology for large (75 kWt) solar concentrators for integration with receivers and engines in 25 kWe dish-Stirling systems. UNESCO - EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTER SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION AND PHOTOENERGY SYSTEMS – High Temperature Solar Concentrators - Robert Pitz- Paal surface area. Concentration of radiation aims at increasing the energy density E of the radiant energy, in order to allow a better use of Size: 2MB.

Development, Ad Astra Rocket Co. About Entech Solar, Inc. Entech Solar of Fort Worth, Texas, is a leading developer of solar energy technologies and sustainable daylighting solutions. The company designs, manufacturers, and markets concentrating PV solar modules that produce electricity from sunlight. Headquartered in Fort Worth. The use of solar energy requires optimizing each part of a photovoltaic system: collection optics, the photovoltaic array, switches, controllers, current inverters, storage devices and tracking mechanics. A vast amount of research is currently focused on perfecting each of these areas. Several types of solar concentrator technology are transitioning from the R&D stage to commercial deployment.


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Purchase Advances in Concentrating Solar Thermal Research and Technology - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNAdvanced Search Find a Library COVID Resources Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).

Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology is poised to take its place as one of the major contributors to the future clean energy mix. Using straightforward manufacturing processes, CSP technology capitalises on conventional power generation cycles, whilst cost effectively matching supply and demand though the integration of thermal energy storage/5(3).

The Solar Concentrator Advanced Development Project has successfully designed, fabricated, and tested a full scale prototypical solar dynamic concentrator for space station applications.

A Truss Hexagonal Panel reflector was selected as a viable solar concentrator concept to be used for space station by: The object of the Solar Concentrator Advanced Development program is to develop the technology of solar concentrators which would be used on the space station.

The first task of this program was to develop conceptual concentrator designs and perform trade-off studies and to develop a materials data base and perform material selection. ADVANCED REFLECTOR MATERIALS FOR SOLAR CONCENTRATORS ABSTRACT Gary Jorgensen Tom Williams Tim Wendelin National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Cole Blvd. Golden, CO USA This paper describes the research and development program at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Lab­ oratory (NREL) in advanced reflector materials for solar Size: KB.

On the ground, the compound parabolic concentrator acts as a secondary concentrator to enhance the further concentration of the reflected solar beams. These systems can operate in excess of K and has the concentration ratio between and Solar energy concentrators of both one-piece (nonexpandable) and expandable designs are being considered for attaining adequate operating temperatures for space power system conversion devices.

1 Development of the solar concentrator generally has been aimed at improving construction methods and efficiency in order to reduce concentrator size, weight, and packaging volume. One-piece paraboloidal concentrators Author: Atwood R.

Heath, Edward L. Hoffman. challenges is to investigate novel designs for solar concentrating systems, with the goal of avoiding some or all of these challenges. The paper describes a novel 2-stage solar concentrating system. The major advantages of our solar concentrating system: are low cost and durability.

Unlike most prior solar concentrating systems, it uses. Building upon the successful outcomes of the SunShot Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Research & Development funding program, the CSP: APOLLO funding program furthers CSP system technologies through transformative projects that target all of the components of a CSP plant.

The funding program was announced on Septem with a total award amount of $32 million. Sunlight that is incident on the front surface of a luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) is absorbed and subsequently re-emitted by luminescent materials.

The resulting luminescence is transported to the edge of the LSC sheet and concentrated onto photovoltaic devices. The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) supports research and development of concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) technologies that reduce the cost of solar energy.

CSP systems can supply solar power on-demand through the use of thermal storage, helping to address grid integration challenges related to.

concentrator and support truss will meet the Hz design requirement with any of the simulated failure conditions. Introduction The development and use of solar dynamic sys-tems to supply power for space missions has been a goal of NASA for many years (ref.

Solar dynamic systems have a relatively high thermodynamic oper. Recently, the development of sophisticated CSP increased but mainly for large scale utility production with the use of parabolic troughs and parabolic sterling engine systems.

Solartron saw a need to target smaller scale applications that can bene!t directly from free solar energy. Optical Design and Characterization of Solar Concentrators for Photovoltaics 4 ruption of the translational symmetry when the microstructured reflec-tors were introduced.

It was concluded that structured reflectors are used at their largest benefit if they are applied in new concentrators. the NASA Lewis Research Center Inltlated the Advanced Solar Dynamic Concentrator Program wlth funding from NASA's Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology (OAST).

The objectives of the Advanced Concentrator Program Is to develop the technology that will lead to lightweight, highly reflective, accurate, scalable andCited by: 1. Get this from a library. Solar concentrator advanced development program: task 1, final report.

[Harris Corporation. Government Aerospace Systems Division.; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. types of solar concentrators available and their areas of applications needed to be intensified in order to achieve a sustainable development.

Keywords: energy, solar, collector, concentrator, development, performance. In most rural households in the third world countries, fuel wood is still a major source of domestic energy : Abdulrahim Abdulbaqi Toyin. It will also analyse on some of the existing solar concentrators used in the solar technology for the past four decades.

The design and performance of each concentrator will be explained and compared. The Luminescent Solar Concentrator: Advances, Optimization, and Outlook: /ch Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSCs) offer a way of making Photovoltaic (PV) systems more attractive through reduced energy costs, the possibility ofAuthor: Rahul Bose, Keith W.

Barnham, Amanda J. Chatten. 2. SOLAR CONCENTRATORS Overview Solar concentrator is a device that allows the collection of sunlight from a large area and focusing it on a smaller receiver or exit.

A conceptual representation of a solar concentrator used in harnessing the power from the sun to generate electricity is File Size: KB.Development of a Compound Parabolic Solar Concentrator to Increase Solar C After facilitation of solar tracking, the duration of effective temperature was increased by hours more than the earlier, up to p.m.

From the above table, itFile Size: KB.A low-cost rigid foam-based concentrator technology development program was funded by the DOE SunShot Initiative to meet installed cost goals of $75/m^2 vs. current costs of ∼ $–/m^2. Phase 1 of the project focused on design trades and cost analyses leading to a cost-optimized self-powered autonomous tracking heliostat concept with a mirror surface area in the m^2 by: 4.