Solar Energy, Vol.139, 179-189, 2016
Efficiency determination of tubular solar receivers in central receiver systems
This paper describes a method for the efficiency determination of a cavity receiver using the example of the solar hybrid gas turbine system SOLUGAS. Major focus is given on the improvement of a new approach of the solar flux density determination based on a measurement-supported simulation technique where an acceptable uncertainty of the solar input power of -1.3%...+6.3% is achieved. For the thermal evaluation an uncertainty of 2.4% is determined that leads to an overall uncertainty of the thermal receiver efficiency of -2.8%...+7.7%. Detailed uncertainty propagation is presented and conclusions discussed. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Flux density measurement;Receiver input power;Central receiver system;Solar tower;Solar hybrid gas turbine