Concentrating Solar Thermal Technologies
This book addresses the evaluation and optimization of key elements in concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies, such as solar receivers and working fluids, using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling. It discusses both general and specific aspects, explaining the methodology used to analyze and evaluate the influence of different parameters on the facility performance. This information provides the basis for optimizing design and operating conditions in CST systems.
Offers a more focused view on the state of the art in concentrating solar thermal technologiesEvaluates key elements of the technology using a less time-consuming simulation methodology based on computational fluid dynamicsAnalyzes the influence of operating parameters on facility performance, which establishes a basis for optimizing system design and operation