22-30 July 2021
North-West University
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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In situ test results for a cavity solar receiver

29 Jul 2021, 11:30
Potchefstroom Campus (North-West University)

Potchefstroom Campus

North-West University

Oral Presentation Track F - Applied Physics Applied Physics


phil ferrer (wits)


A novel cavity type solar receiver for solar trough thermal plants was developed. Previously, the theory for such a receiver was developed, and a simulation written based on it. Some results from the simulation were compared to an indoors experiment to encouraging agreement. In this talk, I present a version that was developed for a ~20kW solar plant and is tested in the open using an in-house designed solar setup. Engineering and economic aspects of the solar plant will be discussed as well as some results related to the thermal properties.

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