Design of a low-concentration roof-mounted solar thermal collector for industrial heat production

Stanley, C, Ferrari, D, Blazley, L, Mojiri, A and Rosengarten, G 2016, 'Design of a low-concentration roof-mounted solar thermal collector for industrial heat production', in R. Egan and R. Passey (ed.) Proceedings of the 2016 Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference, Canberra, Australia, 29 November - 2 December 2016, pp. 1-11.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Design of a low-concentration roof-mounted solar thermal collector for industrial heat production
Author(s) Stanley, C
Ferrari, D
Blazley, L
Mojiri, A
Rosengarten, G
Year 2016
Conference name Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference 2016
Conference location Canberra, Australia
Conference dates 29 November - 2 December 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2016 Asia Pacific Solar Research Conference
Editor(s) R. Egan and R. Passey
Publisher Australian Photovoltaic Institute
Place of publication Australia
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Abstract This paper presents the design of a roof-mounted solar thermal system consisting of a CPC collector and evacuated tube receivers which utilise thermal oil as the working fluid. The design process employed in this work considers the transmission and absorption of solar energy, optical losses due to the receiver-reflector gap, heat transfer within the receiver, and the thermal losses. Impacts of collector module tilt and CPC acceptance angle on annual energy gain were also included. The collector system has a packaged height of 100mm, ensuring its appearance is similar to traditional flat-plate collectors when installed. The collector is intended to supply renewable process heat for applications with loads between 150°C-250°C, with a target thermal efficiency of 50% at 200°C. A prototype collector is currently in production and will be tested in the latter months of 2016 at the RMIT University solar test laboratory in Melbourne.
Subjects Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering
Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Keyword(s) Solar
Thermal
Industrial
Process heat
Concentrating
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