Towards testing of a second-generation bladed receiver

John Pye*, Ehsan Abbasi, Maziar Arjomandi, Joe Coventry, Farzin Ghanadi, Graham Hughes, Jin Soo Kim, Li Ma, Ali Shirazi, Juan F. Torres, Felix Venn, Ye Wang, Meige Zheng

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    Abstract

    A bladed receiver design concept is presented which offers a >2% increase in overall receiver efficiency after considering spillage, reflection, emission and convection losses, based on an integrated optical-thermal model, for a design where the working fluid is conventional molten salt operating in the standard 290-565°C temperature range. A novel testing methodology is described, using air and water to test the receiver when molten salt facilities are not available. Technoeconomic analysis shows that the receiver could achieve a 4 AUD/MWhe saving in levelised cost of energy, but only if the bladed receiver design can be implemented at no additional cost.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSolarPACES 2018
    Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems
    EditorsChristoph Richter
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
    ISBN (Electronic)9780735418660
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2019
    Event24th SolarPACES International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2018 - Casablanca, Morocco
    Duration: 2 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

    Publication series

    NameAIP Conference Proceedings
    Volume2126
    ISSN (Print)0094-243X
    ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

    Conference

    Conference24th SolarPACES International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2018
    Country/TerritoryMorocco
    CityCasablanca
    Period2/10/185/10/18

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