Thermal performance analysis of a CPC solar collector array with series connection to the flat plate solar collector field in Sæby solar heating plant

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Abstract

A novel Compound Parabolic Collector (CPC) was developed and specially designed for operating in solar heating plants at the temperature range of 60 °C - 120 ºC. The prototypes of the collector were tested at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2016. Four of the CPC collectors were then installed in series and connected to the flat plate solar collector field in Sæby solar heating plant in Denmark. The monitoring system was implemented for both the CPC collector array and a four flat plate collectors array in front. The thermal performance model was developed for both the CPC collector array and the flat plate collector array by using the QDT model and the tested collector parameters. The predicted annual thermal performance of both the CPC collector and the flat plate collector was calculated at different operating fluid temperatures under Denmark’s weather condition. The conclusion is that the annual thermal performance of the new CPC collector will be higher than the annual thermal performance of the flat plate collector if the operating mean fluid temperature is higher than 78 °C in theory, in practice if the temperature is higher than 55 °C.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventISES Solar World Congress 2019 and IEA SHC conference 2019: Innovation in Transforming Energy Systems and Markets to 100% Renewable Energy - Santiago de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Duration: 3 Nov 20197 Nov 2019
https://www.swc2019.org/home.html

Conference

ConferenceISES Solar World Congress 2019 and IEA SHC conference 2019
LocationSantiago de Chile
CountryChile
CitySantiago
Period03/11/201907/11/2019
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Keywords

  • Solar heating plant
  • CPC solar collector
  • Thermal performance analysis
  • Flat plate solar collector

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