Solar Receivers for Thermal Power Generation: Fundamentals and Advanced Concepts

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Solar Receivers for Thermal Power Generation: Fundamentals and Advanced Concepts looks at different Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) systems, their varying components, and the modeling and optimization of solar receivers. The book combines the detailed theory of receivers, all physical concepts in the process of converting solar radiation into electricity in CSP systems, and the main components of CSP systems, including solar concentrators, thermal receivers and power blocks. Main properties and working principles are addressed, along with the principles of solar resources and energy output of CSP systems and solar radiation.
By covering different types and designs of solar receivers, heat transfer fluids, operating temperatures, and different techniques used in modeling and optimizing solar receivers, this book is targeted at academics engaged in sustainable energy engineering research and students specializing in power plant solarization.

  • Features methods of modeling the thermal performance of different solar receivers
  • Provides step-by-step linchpins to advanced theory and practice
  • Includes global case studies surrounding progress in the development of solar receivers
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ISBN-13: 9780323852715
ISBN-10: 0323852718
Pagini: 432
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 mm
Greutate: 0.58 kg

Public țintă

Primary: Researchers and technicians working on solar thermal power engineering, as well as for academics and graduate students in energy-related programs
Secondary: Academics engaged in research in the field of sustainable energy engineering


1. Introduction to concentrating solar power
2. Solar radiation resource
3. Classification of solar receivers
4. Optical properties of materials for solar receivers
5. Heat transfer media and operating temperatures
6. Concepts of thermal energy storage and solar receivers
7. Thermodynamics of solar receivers
8. Hydrodynamics of solar receivers
9. Thermomechanical stresses in solar receivers
10. Modelling and optimization of solar receivers
11. Testing of solar materials and receivers

A: Index
B: Units of measurement
C: Selected constants

Notă biografică

Dr Amos Madhlopa has extensive experience in teaching and research gained while working at the University of Malawi, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research interest is in sustainable energy, predominantly focusing on renewable energy technologies. In this context, he has published more than 20 articles in referred journals, two book chapters and one complete book. He was awarded an 'Innovations for Development in Southern & Eastern Africa' in 2003 for developing a novel solar dryer with composite absorber systems, and a Newton Fellowship in 2009 to develop a dynamic model for solar stills with double slopes at the University of Strathclyde.