Modeling, transient simulations and parametric studies of parabolic trough collectors with thermal energy storage


Akba T., Baker D. , GÜVENÇ YAZICIOĞLU A.

SOLAR ENERGY, vol.199, pp.497-509, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 199
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.solener.2020.01.079
  • Title of Journal : SOLAR ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.497-509
  • Keywords: Concentrating solar power, Parabolic trough collector, Thermal energy storage, Solar thermal energy, Two-tank storage, POWER, PLANTS

Abstract

For investigating the system response of parabolic trough collector heat generating system, a plant with parabolic trough collector field and two-tank molten salt thermal energy storage model with component-level control algorithm is developed for managing various working conditions. The model is transient inside the components and responds with hourly weather and demand data. The main purpose of this work is providing an alternative design methodology that focuses on the collector field, and storage size by investment, location, and load type.