Comparison of analog design verification system data to receiver heat transfer code outputs for the Crosbyton Solar Power Project



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Texas Tech University


The Fixed Mirror Distributed Focus concept for the collection of solar energy is unique in that a linear boiler (receiver) tracks the sun while the spherical mirrored collector remains stationary. The experimental Fixed Mirror Distributed Focus system at Crosbyton, Texas, has been in operation since 1981 with several operational schemes designed and constructed. Several analytical models were developed that can be adapted to evaluate the different configurations. The predicted output of the system requires the integration of these individual models. This report compares the results of integrating these models to predict the output from the Crosbyton Solar Bowl Facility to what was actual measured.



Solar collectors