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A review of test results on solar thermal power modules with dish-mounted Stirling and Brayton cycle enginesThis paper presents results of development tests of various solar thermal parabolic dish modules and assemblies that used dish-mounted Brayton or Stirling cycle engines for production of electric power. These tests indicate that early modules achieve net efficiencies up to 29 percent in converting sunlight to electricity, as delivered to the grid. Various equipment deficiencies were observed and a number of malfunctions occurred. The performance measurements, as well as the malfunctions and other test experience, provided information that should be of value in developing systems with improved performance and reduced maintenance.
Document ID
19890064839
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Jaffe, Leonard D. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: ASME, Transactions, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Volume: 110
ISSN: 0199-6231
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other