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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]

dc.contributor.authorCoventry, Joseph
dc.contributor.authorPye, John
dc.contributor.authorAndraka, Charles
dc.contributor.authorBlanco, M
dc.contributor.authorFisher, James
dc.contributor.editorZ., Wang
dc.coverage.spatialBeijing, China
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-05T03:20:51Z
dc.date.createdSeptember 16-19 2014
dc.identifier.isbn9781510805941
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/270229
dc.description.abstractThis 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 explore whether technologies developed for dish-Stirling systems have applicability for solar tower systems. Exergy analysis is used to compare the performance of sodium and molten salt receivers, and examine the impact of increasing solar flux on a sodium receiver.
dc.description.sponsorshipMany of the findings presented in this paper draws on research performed as part of the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI), a project supported by the Australian Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Responsibility for the views, information or advice expressed herein is not accepted by the Australian Government. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofEnergy Procedia Volume 69: International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems (SolarPACES 2014)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2014
dc.rights© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
dc.titleSodium receivers for solar power towers: a review
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor401703 - Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
local.identifier.ariespublicationU1021258xPUB103
local.publisher.urlhttps://www.elsevier.com/en-au
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCoventry, Joseph, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationPye, John, College of Engineering and Computer Science, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAndraka, Charles, Sandia National Laboratories
local.contributor.affiliationBlanco, M, CSIRO
local.contributor.affiliationFisher, James, Vast Solar Pty Ltd
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage11
dc.date.updated2021-08-01T08:26:20Z
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