Exergy analysis of solar central receivers

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dc.contributor.author Laporte Azcué, Marta
dc.contributor.author González Gómez, Pedro Ángel
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez Sánchez, María de los Reyes
dc.contributor.author Santana Santana, Domingo José
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-16T11:12:20Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Laporte-Azcué, M., González-Gómez, P. A., Rodríguez-Sánchez, M. R. & Santana, D. (2020). Exergy analysis of solar central receivers. Solar Energy, 207, pp. 957–973.
dc.identifier.issn 0038-092X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/32391
dc.description.abstract A high-resolution method to analyse the exergy of the SPT external tubular receivers is presented, examining the different heat transfer process involved individually. This sheds light on the role that each irreversibility source plays in the outcome, aiding in the receiver design and the facility location selection. The exergy efficiency is around 32% in the base configuration. Besides the exergy loss in the heliostat field, over 40%, it is found that the biggest exergy destruction cause are the radiation emissions and absorptions in the tube outer surface, around 17%. From the remaining ones, the greatest are the exergy destructed in the HTF and the one escaping to the ambient (over 4% each). Then, the exergy balance for a variety of strategies and ambient conditions is performed: optical properties of the tubes coating, peak and flat aiming strategies, DNI and ambient temperature. The heliostat field exergy loss rate only varies when changing the aiming. However, the emission and absorption losses and the ones in the HTF suffer the greater modifications with all the parameters studied. The impact of the optical properties degradation, 1% descent in the efficiency per 5% degradation, would advise repainting works in order to avoid greater exergy destruction. The surroundings temperature modification impacts considerably the exergy efficiency, showing the suitability of locations with low ambient temperature and a moderate DNI: descends of over 0.35% occur every 5 °C increase of the temperature for a fixed DNI.
dc.description.sponsorship This research is partially funded by the scholarship "Ayudas para la formación del profesorado universitario"; (FPU-02361) awarded by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (MECD), the fellowship"Ayuda a la investigación en energía y medio ambiente" of the Iberdrola España Foundation, the Spanish government under the project RTI2018-096664-B-C21 (MICINN/FEDER, UE) and the call "Programa de apoyo a la realización de proyectos interdisciplinares de I+D para jóvenes investigadores de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid 2019-2020", under the frame of the Convenio Plurianual Comunidad de Madrid- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.rights © 2020 International Solar Energy Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Solar power tower
dc.subject.other External central receiver
dc.subject.other Exergy efficiency
dc.subject.other Radiation
dc.subject.other Heat transfer
dc.title Exergy analysis of solar central receivers
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Energías Renovables
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2020.07.033
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dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. RTI2018-096664-B-C21
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 957
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 973
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Solar Energy
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 207
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000026981
carlosiii.embargo.liftdate 2022-09-01
carlosiii.embargo.terms 2022-09-01
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (España)
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