Advances in Concentrating Solar Thermal Research and Technology

Advances in Concentrating Solar Thermal Research and Technology

2nd Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Manuel Blanco, Wojciech Lipinski
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918398

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Advances in Concentrating Solar Thermal Research and Technology, Second Edition is a fully updated and revised reference which presents the very latest technologies and research on CST worldwide. Since the first edition published in 2016 there has been significant progress on CST technologies, such as solar optics, chemical systems, thermal storage, and solar radiation assessment techniques, as well as system level modelling, optimization and economic analysis. This book facilitates a deep understanding of the CST research and innovation taking place worldwide, written by the experts at the heart of the advances. These experts deliver a clear and in-depth description and analysis of the advances and innovations that are taking place, or are about to take place, in their individual areas of expertise. They will also work together as a team to provide a common vision of the most likely future evolution CST research, technology, and industry. For those researching and working in the energy field, this book provides valuable information on the status of CST technologies which is taking place around the world. Students will gain a solid understanding of the topic to inform their own research areas and experts working in industry, including policy makers, will obtain a status of the technologies available and the role they will play on the energy transition which will help them make informed decisions on a variety of energy-related topics.

Key Features

  • Fully updated to reflect the very latest on CST technologies and research worldwide
  • Provides an expert vision on the evolution of CST technologies and the role they will play in the energy transition
  • Paves the pathway for the development in CST technologies globally, analyzing cost competitiveness and providing solutions to potential challenges

Readership

Energy researchers and energy specialists from industry and public organizations; energy policy makers; students of energy engineering and related fields

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Introduction
    1. Introduction to concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies
    Manuel J. Blanco, Sarah Miller

    Part II: Advances in the collection and concentration of sunlight
    2. Advanced mirror concepts for concentrating solar thermal systems
    Arantxa Fernandez Garcia, Florian Sutter, Lucía Martínez-Arcos, Loreto Valenzuela, Chris Sansom
    3. Improved field design for Linear Fresnel reflector systems
    Manuel Collares Pereira Sr., Diogo Canavarro, Júlio Chaves

    Part III: Advances in the thermal conversion of concentrated sunlight
    4. A new generation of absorber tubes for concentrating solar thermal (CST) systems
    Angel Morales, Gema San Vicente
    5. Innovative working fluids for parabolic trough collectors
    Eduardo Zarza Moya
    6. A new generation of solid-particle and other high performance receiver designs for concentrating solar thermal (CST) central tower systems
    Cliff Ho
    7. Next generation of liquid metal and other high performance receiver designs for concentrating solar thermal (CST) central tower systems
    Manuel Romero, Jose Gonzalez-Aguilar

    Part IV: Advances in the power block and thermal storage systems
    8. Supercritical CO2 and other advanced cycles for concentrating solar thermal (CST) systems
    Saeb Besarati, Yogi Goswami, Barbara Graham
    9. Advances in dry cooling for concentrating solar thermal (CST) plants
    Kamel Hooman, Zhiqiang Guan, Hal Gurgenci
    10. High temperature latent heat storage for concentrating solar thermal (CST) systems
    Joseph Stekli, Ranga Pitchumani, Karthik Nithyanandam
    11. Thermochemical energy storage for concentrating solar thermal (CST) systems
    Joseph Stekli, Ranga Pitchumani
    12. Three-step storage for direct steam generation (DSG) solar plants
    Loreto Valenzuela

    Part V: Advances in the control an operation of CPS plants
    13. Forecasting and nowcasting of DNI for concentrating solar thermal (CST) systems
    Lourdes Ramirez, Jose Maria Vindel
    14. Advance control strategies to maximize ROI and the value of the concentrating solar thermal (CST) plant to the grid
    Eduardo F. Camacho, Antonio J. Gallego Len Sr.

    Part VI: Cost competitive CST plants concepts
    15. Linear Fresnel reflector (LFR) plants using superheated steam and other alternative working fluids
    Manuel Collares Pereira Sr., Diogo Canavarro, Júlio Chaves
    16. Central tower systems using the Brayton cycle
    Reiner Buck, Ralf Uhlig, Stefano Giuliano
    17. Central tower systems using supercritical CO2 and supercritical steam cycles and decoupled combined cycles
    Manuel Silva-Perez
    18. Concentrating solar thermal (CST) applications other than electricity production (e.g. solar chemistry)
    Wojciech Lipinski, Roman Bader

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918398

About the Editors

Manuel Blanco

Prof. Manuel Blanco has more than 30 years of experience as a solar researcher and engineer and has contributed to advancing the state-of the-art of Concentrating Solar Thermal (CST) technologies. He is an expert on Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Optics, and Modelling of Energy Systems. He is a Full Professor and holder of the European Research Area (ERA) Chair in Solar Thermal Energy of the Cyprus Institute’s Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC). He is also the Chair of the Executive Committee of SolarPACES, the Technology Collaboration Program of the International Energy Agency responsible for promoting the development and deployment of solar thermal power technologies and the solar-assisted manufacturing of fuels and chemicals. Until August, 2016, he has been Science Leader of the Solar Energy Systems Research Group of CSIRO -Australia’s National Research Agency, as well as the Director of the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI). He is the former Director of the Solar Thermal Energy Department of the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER), Chair and Full Professor of the Engineering Department of the University of Texas at Brownsville, and Director of the Plataforma Solar de Almería of CIEMAT, which is the largest European solar research infrastructure.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cyprus Institute’s Energy, Environment and Water Research Center, Nicosia, Cyprus

Wojciech Lipinski

Prof. Wojciech Lipinski is the Leader of the Solar Thermal Group at the Australian National University. He obtained his Master of Science degree in environmental engineering from Warsaw University of Technology (2000), doctorate in mechanical and process engineering from ETH Zurich (2004), and habilitation in energy technology from ETH Zurich (2009). He previously held positions of Research Associate (2004–2006) and Senior Research Associate at ETH Zurich (2006–2009), Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota (2009–2013), and Associate Professor at the Australian National University (2013–2015). Prof. Lipinski’s research interests are in radiative transfer, reactive flows, solar thermal energy and renewable fuels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Leader of the Solar Thermal Group at the Australian National University, Australia

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