Solar mirror, Binary actuation, Active optics, TrSolar thermal power, Energy storage, Ternary eutectic salt, Nanoparticles, Salt bath, Nitrate, Chloride and Carbonateacking
Solar thermal power generators
The system is designed to absorb concentrated solar radiation in a molten eutectic salt. The liquid salt is contained in an insulated crucible with an aperture for entry of concentrated light. The salt serves as a volumetric energy absorber, an energy storage medium, a high temperature heat transfer fluid, and a suspending fluid for absorptive nanoparticles. The system efficiently absorbs solar radiation through the volume of molten salt and retains the energy for gradual release into a heat exchange system. The typical operating temperature of the device is 600。C to 1000。C. The device can be combined with solar collection apparatus and heat exchanging mechanisms.
A.H. Slocum, D.S. Codd, J. Buongiorno, C. Forsberg, T. McKrell, J.C. Nave, C. Papanicolas, A. Ghobeity, C. Noone, S. Passerini, F. Rojas, and A. Mitsos, 2010. “Concentrated solar power on demand.” Solar Energy, submitted for publication.
Last revised: March 1, 2012
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