Evaluation of the tracking accuracy of parabolic-trough collectors in a solar plant for district heating

Fabienne Sallaberry*, Zhiyong Tian, Odei Goñi Jauregi, Simon Furbo, Bengt Perers, Andreas Zourellis, Jan Holst Rothmann

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The solar tracking system is a device which orientates solar concentrating systems in order to allow the focusing of the solar radiation on the receiver along the day. The accuracy of the solar tracker is a key parameter when compared to the acceptance angle of the concentrator in order to maximize the optical efficiency. The Taars solar heating plant was put into operation in Denmark in summer 2015 with a PTC solar field. The accuracy of the tracking system of the 6 PTC rows has been studied.

Original languageEnglish
Article number030015
JournalA I P Conference Proceedings Series
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event23rd SolarPACES Conference (SolarPACES 2017) - Hotel W Santiago, Santigo de Chile, Chile
Duration: 26 Sep 201729 Sep 2017


Conference23rd SolarPACES Conference (SolarPACES 2017)
LocationHotel W Santiago
City Santigo de Chile

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