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Progress in heliostat development

Pfahl, Andreas; Coventry, Joseph; Röger, Marc; Wolfertstetter, Fabian; Vásquez-Arango, Juan Felipe; Gross, Fabian; Arjomandi, Maziar; Schwarzbözl, Peter; Geiger, Mark; Liedke, Phillip


Strong efforts are being made to drive heliostat cost down. These efforts are summarised to give an update on heliostat technology comprising: determination of wind loads, heliostat dimensioning, solutions for the different sub-functions of a heliostat, a review of commercially available and prototype heliostat designs, canting, manufacturing, qualification, heliostat field layout, and mirror cleaning. There is evidence that commercial heliostat costs have dropped significantly in the past few...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Solar Energy
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.03.029


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