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Record 17 of 16138
Low-Cost, Light Weight, Thin Film Solar Concentrator
External Online Source: hdl:2014/44155
Author and Affiliation:
Ganapathi, G.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Palisoc, A.(L'Garde, Inc., Tustin, CA, United States)
Nesmith, B.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Greschik, G.(TentGuild Enginering Company, Boulder, CO, United States)
Gidanian, K.(KNF FLEXPAK Corporation, Tamaqua, PA)
Kindler, A.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: This research addresses a cost barrier towards achieving a solar thermal collector system with an installed cost of $75/sq m and meet the Department of Energy's (DOE's) performance targets for optical errors, operations during windy conditions and lifetime. Current concentrators can cost as much as 40-50% of the total installed costs for a CSP plant. In order to reduce the costs from current $200-$250/sq m, it is important to focus on the overall system. The reflector surface is a key cost driver, and our film-based polymer reflector will help significantly in achieving DOE's cost target of $75/sq m. The ease of manufacturability, installation and replacement make this technology a compelling one to develop. This technology can be easily modified for a variety of CSP options including heliostats, parabolic dishes and parabolic troughs.
Publication Date: Apr 23, 2013
Document ID:
20150007444
(Acquired May 07, 2015)
Subject Category: ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: SunShot Concentrating Solar Power Program Review 2013; 23-25 Apr. 2013; Phoenix, AZ; United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: REFLECTORS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; CONCENTRATORS; MASS; LOW COST; DESIGN OPTIMIZATION; FOAMS; METAL FILMS; MATERIALS SELECTION; PROJECT MANAGEMENT; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION
Other Descriptors: CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER (CSP); SOLAR COLLECTOR
Availability Source: Other Sources
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