Instantaneous Flux Distribution on a Solar Central Receiver

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L. L. Vant-Hull

Energy Laboratory, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77004

J. Sol. Energy Eng 106(1), 39-43 (Feb 01, 1984) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267560 History: Received November 10, 1980; Online November 11, 2009


An important aspect in the design of a Solar Central Receiver system is the distribution of the solar flux on the receiver. In this paper, we present information for the Central Receiver Pilot Plant, Solar One, at Barstow, California, on the time variation of the receiver flux during cloud passage, at sunrise and during the day.

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