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Manufacturing cost analysis of a parabolic dish concentrator (General Electric Design) for solar thermal electric power systems in selected production volumes

Manufacturing cost analysis of a parabolic dish concentrator (General Electric Design) for solar thermal electric power systems in selected production volumes

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar collectors.,
  • Solar thermal energy.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared for Jet Propulsion Laboratory ; prepared by Pioneer Engineering & Manufacturing Company.
    SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-175772.
    ContributionsJet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.), Pioneer Engineering & Manufacturing Company.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15394535M

    A paraboloidal solar concentrator includes a plurality of parabolic support structures which are designed based on a geometric equation of a parabolic curve. The plurality of parabolic support structures are assembled to obtain paraboloidal dish shape of the paraboloidal solar concentrator. The plurality of the parabolic support structures are assembled with a plurality .   In particular, recent advances in collector design and manufacturing have led to reduced cost per square meter of aperture area. In this study, analysis of a modern parabolic trough that is suited for use in small solar IPH (SIPH) applications predicts that the installed solar field cost can be as low as $/m 2. Parabolic Dish Concentrator No. 1 (PDC-1) is a m-diameter prototype concentrator with low life-cycle costs for use with thermal-to-electric energy conversion devices. The concentrator assembly features panels made of a resin transfer molded balsa core/fiberglass sandwich with plastic reflective film as the reflective surface and a ribbed. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .

      Studies of dish technologies indicate costs ranging to $50 per watt for the system, with dish costs of one-third to one-half of the system cost. Dish technology is well behind heliostat experience. Parabolic troughs appear to cost about $ per square meter ($50 per square foot) at present with possible reduction to about $ per square meter.


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Manufacturing cost analysis of a parabolic dish concentrator (General Electric Design) for solar thermal electric power systems in selected production volumes Download PDF EPUB FB2

Manufacturing cost analysis of a parabolic dish concentrator for solar thermal electric power systems in selected production volume. Tech. rep. Warren, MI: Pioneer engineering & Manufacturing Company for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Cited by:   Most of the studies carried out on parabolic dish concentrators have been focused on the thermal analysis of the solar energy conversion process including the engine.

Johnston et al. [6] studied the optical losses in the spherical elements of the reflective surface of the by: Get this from a library. Manufacturing cost analysis of a parabolic dish concentrator (General Electric Design) for solar thermal electric power systems in selected production volumes: final report.

[Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.); Pioneer Engineering & Manufacturing Company.;]. SUMMARY This report presents a manufacturing cost analysis of a parabolic dish concentrator for thermal electric pwer systems.

The specific concentrator is a 12M diameter General Electric design. This study contains the manufacturing cost for annual production volumes of This solar Manufacturing cost analysis of a parabolic dish concentrator book comprises 12 large, m diameter, stretched-membrane facets that are formed into parabolic shapes either with a large vacuum or by performing the thin membranes plastically.

The focal length-to-diameter ratios (f/Ds) for the facets are aboutrelatively large for a dish but much lower than heliostats where they Cited by: Parabolic Dish Solar Concentrators have shown high conversion efficiencies and operating temperatures (around o C at annual efficiency of 23%% peak).

Research is. Rachel Oommen, S. Jayaraman. Development and performance analysis of compound parabolic solar concentrators with reduced gap losses-oversized reflector. Energy Conversion and Management. 42(), The 9M Solar Concentrator (Solar Dish) blends rugged design with art and functionality.

Meticulous attention to detail starts from the mechanical design stage. Stress point simulation is performed on all major components to ensure maximum strength and durability. The solar concentrator has been tested for 6 years in harsh winter climates to desert conditions to.

JPL Parabolic Dish Concentrator The second parabolic dish discussed here is the JPL Parabolic Dish Concentrator-1 (PDC-1). This concentrator consists of a dish designed by the Space Division of the General Electric Company and a receiver-power conversion cycle module designed by the Aeronautics Division of Ford Aerospace and.

The second parabolic dish (JPL parabolic dish concentrator) has parabolic reflector surface with 12 m diameter. Rebecca, et al. [13] investigated experimental evaluation of ammonia receiver geometries with a 9 m2 dish concentrator.

The 20 m2 dish is mirrored with around 2, flat mirror tile facets. The operating temperature of the system is in the range of –K and the geometric concentration ratio of the parabolic-trough system is in the range of 30– (Table ) [57].Parabolic-trough collector is a viable technology for harnessing solar energy for industrial process heat in Cyprus [58].Parabolic-trough solar concentrating systems are an advanced.

Parabolic dish solar concentrators are very expensive devices with a cost of up to a half of the total cost of a solar power station. The specific technology of. for medium concentration ratio to serve medium temperature applications.

The analysis of concentrator has been done using SolTrace ray tracing software. The result also supports the experimental data. MODELLING OF COMPOUND PARABOLIC CONCENTRATOR Concentrators are of different types like a flat plate, parabolic, dish type etc.

Use of flat plate. The system contains solar parabolic dish concentrator (PDC) and TEG on its focal point, the analytical expression for energy and exergy efficiency. 1. Introduction. Paraboloidal dishes have been widely used to concentrate solar radiation and convert it into medium–high temperature heat, including solar cooker (Badran et al., ), solar hydrogen production (Joshi et al.,Furler et al., ), and Dish–Stirling system to harvest electricity (Mancini et al.,Mills, ).In fact, the sun is not a point source of.

The minimum levelised electricity cost (LEC) for a stand-alone solar parabolic dish power plant with the clean development mechanism (CDM) is found to be INR ($. Manufacturing cost analysis of a parabolic dish concentrator (General Electric design) for solar thermal electric power systems in selected production volumes.

Abstract. The manufacturing cost of a General Electric 12 meter diameter concentrator was estimated. This parabolic dish concentrator for solar thermal system was costed in annual. The analysis ofenergy costs using the parabolic trough concentrator is developed.

This analysis determines both the break-even, current metered cost of energy and the annual cash flow over periods of investment ranging from 5 to 15 yr. In this study, the optical design of a solar parabolic dish concentrator is presented. The parabolic dish concentrator consists from 11 curvilinear trapezoidal reflective petals made of.

Figure 1. a) Section of the offset parabolic solar dish concentrator from baseline paraboloid; b)process of determining a offset parabolic solar dish concentrator 3. GEOMETRICAL AND PHYSICAL MODEL In the 3D model on Figure 2 are shown the main elements of offset parabolic dish concentrator system in working position.

parabolic solar dish collector is more useful for this application. For getting maximum efficiency of reflection for dish, aluminium anodised sheets are used for the manufacturing of square parabolic dish collector. It is a parabolic concentrator with square or rectangular dish shape.

concentrator. The design fabrication and testing of a solar parabolic dish concentrator for application in remote areas is presented in this project.

The solar concentrator was design and fabricated with low cost available material and skills that can be operate and. An economic parabolic dish concentrating system was built at the Sustainable Energy Science and Engineering Center (SESEC) at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

The goal of the project was to provide kW of thermal energy. This is the amount of energy required to produce 1 kW of electricity with a conventional micro steam.

A prototype parabolic dish concentrator is described in Chapter 9 along with a prototype non-tracking aperture spherical dish. Reflection of Energy to the Receiver Although the design details of any one parabolic collector may differ from those of another parabolic collector, optical constraints define the basic configuration of all.

A new fast and highly accurate method for measuring the slope errors of parabolic dish concentrators has been developed. This method uses a flat target with colored stripes placed close to the focal plane of the concentrator and a digital camera located at an observation point on the optical axis at some distance from it.

The designs shows significant promise in reducing the material costs, fabrication costs, shipping costs, and on-site field installation costs compared to the benchmark parabolic trough, as well as the conventional Fresnel collector. A second linear concentrator technology is the linear Fresnel reflector system.

Flat or slightly curved mirrors mounted on trackers on the ground are configured to reflect sunlight onto a receiver tube fixed in space above the mirrors. A small parabolic mirror is sometimes added atop the receiver to further focus the sunlight.

Dish/engine systems use a parabolic dish of mirrors to direct and concentrate sunlight onto a central engine that produces electricity. The dish/engine system is a concentrating solar power (CSP) technology that produces smaller amounts of electricity than other CSP technologies—typically in the range of 3 to 25 kilowatts—but is beneficial for modular use.

Compound parabolic concentrators (CPCs) are a class of concentrators that consist of rotated parabolic sections which have a concentration factor for planar receivers which is the thermodynamic limit: 1/sin(θa) where θa­ is one-half of the angle within which the reflectors direct all the light incident onto the aperture down to the receiver.

Performance tests and efficiency analysis of Solar Invictus 53S – A parabolic dish solar collector for direct steam generation AIP Conference Proceedings(); https ‘ A new m 2 paraboloidal dish solar concentrator ’.

The design, construction, and installation of the Parabolic Dish Concentrator, Type 1 (PDC-1) has been one of the most significant JPL concentrator projects because of the knowledge gained about this type of concentrator and the development of design, testing, and analysis procedures which are applicable to all solar concentrator projects.

A parabolic trough concentrator (1) for a solar thermal power plant has a reflector plate (3) bent in a corrugated form and a supporting structure (4) for said reflector plate (3) composed of several wooden segments (2), arranged in the longitudinal direction of the channel.

Each segment (2) is composed of several wooden frames (5). The use of wooden frames (5) as a base element for. Hamza, Karim, Gandhi, Umesh, and Saitou, Kazuhiro.

"Optimal Scheduling of Parabolic Heliostats Aim Targets in a Mini-Tower Solar Concentrator System." Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference.

Volume 5: 37th Design Automation Conference, Parts A. Journal Article: Comparison of advanced engines for parabolic dish solar thermal power plants. The glass/metal McDonnell-Douglas dish is the state-of-the-art of parabolic dish concentrators. Because of the perceived high production cost of this concentrator, the Department of Energy's Solar Thermal Program is developing stretch-membrane technology for large (75 kWt) solar concentrators for integration with receivers and engines in 25 kWe.

•Cost. Solar Thermal Integration: Temp and power requirements Process Scheffler Dish Parabolic Trough Concentrator (PTC) Conclusions An Energy Analysis of an Indian Masala Manufacturing Facility Author: Tavish Fenbert Created Date: 2/5/ PM. Technical Report: Design of the support structure, drive pedestal, and controls for a solar concentrator.

The optics of a dish with mirrorpanels of spherical profile and uniform radius of curvature have been analyzed in paper [4]. A fundamental feature of the SG4 design [4] is the use of a single mirror panel geometry in order to reduce manufacturing and in-stallation costs.

Flat facet parabolic dish concentrator geometry. Heliostat design issues and cost analysis. Category 1: costs constant per unit area irrespective of heliostat size and number. Category 2: size dependent costs. Category 3: fixed costs for each heliostat and other costs.

Cost analysis as a function of area: the case of the m2 Advanced Thermal Systems (ATS) glass. In the design of all dish collector such disturbance as gravity and wind loading need to be considered A.R.

El Ouederni et al [P3] worked on parabolic dish solar concentrator. Experiment device. parabolic dish with 12 curvilinear trapezoidal petals.

Solar dish concentrators are generally concentrators that concentrate solar energy in a small area known as focal point. Dimensions of reflecting surfaces in solar dish concentrator are determined by desired power at maximum levels of insolation and efficiency of collector conversion.

There are four main types of solar concentrators: Fresnel concentrator [4,5], parabolic trough concentrator [6,7], tower heliostat [8, 9], and parabolic dish concentrator []. The single-dish concentrator could realize the high concentration ratio and high temperature so it is superior to other concentrators.This graphic illustrates a parabolic dish of mirrors directs and concentrates sunlight onto a central engine that produces electricity.

The solar concentrator, or dish, gathers the solar energy coming directly from the sun. The resulting beam of concentrated sunlight is reflected onto a thermal receiver that collects the solar heat. The dish is mounted on a structure that tracks the .