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Optimal Solar Field Design of Stationary Collectors

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Dan Weinstock, Joseph Appelbaum

Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, 69978, Israel, 972-3-6409014

J. Sol. Energy Eng. 126(3), 898-905 (Jul 19, 2004) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1756137 History: Received August 01, 2003; Revised April 01, 2004; Online July 19, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Shading by collectors in a solar field
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Feasible design region in a constrained optimization problem
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Feasible design region in (β-H) plane in optimization for maximum incident energy objective function. Numbers represent iso-energy lines Q in kWh, heavy lines represent the equality constraint (Eq. (6)) and inequality constraints (Eqs. (8) and (9)). The solution is marked by circle.
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Feasible design region in (K-D) plane in optimization for maximum incident energy objective function. Numbers represent iso-energy lines Q in kWh, heavy lines represent the equality constraint (Eq. (6)) and inequality constraint (Eq. (7)). The solution is marked by circle.
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Feasible design region in (L-D) plane in optimization for minimum field area objective function. Numbers represent iso-area lines in m2 and heavy lines represent the constraint (Eqs. (14) and (15) and (19) and (20)). The solution is marked by circle.
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Variation of maximum energy per unit of collector area, optimal distance between collector rows and optimal number of collector rows as a function of given amount of incident energy for a given field size of L=7.5 m, W=12 m
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Optimal number of rows and maximum yearly incident energy for different maintenance distance Dmin, for a large field (L=100 m, W=200 m, Hmax=2 m and Amax=2 m)
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Optimal inclination angle for different maintenance distance Dmin, for a large field (L=100 m, W=200 m, Hmax=2 m and Amax=2 m), maximum incident energy objective function
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Optimal number of rows and minimum field area for different maintenance distance Dmin, for a small field (Qmin=500 mWh,Hmax=2 m and Amax=2 m)
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Yearly energy increase and percent of additional collector area for different maintenance distance Dmin, for a large field (L=100 m, W=200 m, Hmax=2 m and Amax=2 m)

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