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Sodium receivers for solar power towers: a review

Coventry, Joseph; Pye, John; Andraka, Charles; Blanco, M; Fisher, James

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This paper analyses the potential of sodium receivers to increase the overall solar-to-electricity efficiency of solar power towers. It re-visits some of the key outcomes and conclusions from past sodium receiver experiments, in particular those at Sandia National Laboratories and Plataforma Solar de Almeria in the 1980s, and discusses some new development activities in the area. It also discusses research in sodium receivers with a liquid-vapour phase change (heat pipes and pool boilers), to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/270229
Book Title: Energy Procedia Volume 69: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems (SolarPACES 2014)

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