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Type: Conference paper
Title: Concentrating or non-concentrating solar collectors for Solar Aided Power Generation?
Author: Qin, J.
Hu, E.
Yuan, S.
Citation: Proceedings of the International Solar Energy Society, Solar World Congress 2015, 2015 / Romero, M., Seo, T., Renne, D. (ed./s), pp.734-744
Publisher: International Solar Energy Society
Issue Date: 2015
ISBN: 9783981465952
Conference Name: International Solar Energy Society, Solar World Congress 2015 (SWC 2015) (8 Nov 2015 - 12 Nov 2015 : Daegu, South Korea)
Editor: Romero, M.
Seo, T.
Renne, D.
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Responsibility: 
Jiyun Qin, Eric Hu and Shengcao Yuan
Abstract: A hypothesis has been put forward that using non-concentrating solar collectors in a Solar Aided Power Generation (SAPG) plant might be a more efficient and economical option than using concentrating solar collectors. Few previous works on this topic have been carried out due to the perception that concentrating collectors produce higher temperature (solar) heat, thus higher solar thermal to power efficiency of the SAPG plant. However, other factors related to concentrating collectors, such as collecting only direct solar radiation, taking up more land area to install them, and higher capital and operation costs, have been overlooked. In this paper, a detailed comparison study between using concentrating or non-concentrating solar collectors in an SAPG plant have been undertaken. The results show that using non-concentrating solar collectors in an SAPG plant is superior in some cases.
Keywords: Solar Aided Power Generation; net solar efficiency; concentrating solar collectors; nonconcentrating solar collectors
Rights: © 2016. The Authors.
DOI: 10.18086/swc.2015.04.18
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