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Parabolic Trough Solar Field Technology Publications

This section features publications about parabolic trough solar field technology by the following topics:

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Parabolic Trough Concentrators

Wind Tunnel Test of Parabolic Trough Solar Collectors

NREL Subcontract Report: (PDF 3.4 MB)
Authors: Hosoya, N.; Peterka, J.A.; Gee, R.C.; Kearney, D.
Publication Date: May 2008

Practical Field Alignment of Parabolic Trough Solar Concentrators

Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference, July 2006, Denver, CO
Authors: Diver, R.; Moss, T.

Video Scanning Hartmann Optical Testing of State-of-the-Art Parabolic Trough Concentrators

NREL Conference Paper: (PDF 571 KB)
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference, July 2006, Denver, CO
Authors: Wendelin, T.; May, K.; Gee, R

Parabolic Trough Analysis and Enhancement Techniques

Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME 2005 International Solar Energy Conference, August 6-12, 2005, Orlando, Florida
Authors: Lüpfert, E.; Pottler, K.; Ulmer, S.; Riffelmann,, K. J.; Schiricke, B.

Test Results: SEGS LS-2 Solar Collector

Posted with Permission from Sandia National Laboratories: (PDF 5 MB)
Authors: Sloan M.; Mahoney A.R.; Mancini T.R.; Kolb, G.J.; Kearney, D.W.; Matthews, C.W.; Dudley V.E.
Publication Date: December 2004

Comparative Flux Measurement and Raytracing for the Characterization of the Focal Region of Solar Parabolic Trough Collectors

Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference, July 2004, Portland, Oregon
Authors: Lüpfert E.; Neumann, A.; Riffelmann, K.J.; Ulmer, S.

Optical Evaluation of Composite-Based Reflector Facets for Parabolic Trough Concentrators

Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference, July 2004, Portland, Oregon
Authors: Wendelin, T.; Gee, R.

A Non-Imaging Receiver for Parabolic Trough Concentrating Collectors

Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference, June 2002, Reno, Nevada
Authors: Gee, R.; Cohen, G.; Winston, R.

EUROTROUGH Design Issues and Prototype Testing at PSA

Conference Proceedings Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME International Solar Energy Conference - The Power to Choose, April 2001, Washington, DC
Authors: Lüpfert, E.; Geyer, M.; Schiel, W.; Esteban, A.; Osuna, R.; Zarza, E.; Nava, P.

Test Results Industrial Solar Technology Parabolic Trough Solar Collector

Technical Report Available from: U.S. Department of Energy Information Bridge
Authors: Dudley, V.; Evans, L.; Matthews, C.
Publication Date: November 1995

Presentations on Parabolic Trough Concentrator Testing

Event: 2006 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop, Incline Village, Nevada

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Parabolic Trough Receivers

Heat-Loss Testing of Schott's 2008 PTR70 Parabolic Trough Receiver

NREL Technical Report: (PDF 1.3 MB)
Authors: Burkholder, F.; Kutscher, C.
Publication Date: May 2009

Mechanism of Hydrogen Formation in Solar Parabolic Trough Receivers

NREL Technical Report: (PDF 380 KB)
Authors: Moens, L..; Blake, D.
Publication Date: February 2008

Heat-Loss Testing of Solel's UVAC3 Parabolic Trough Receiver

NREL Technical Report: (PDF 554 KB)
Authors: Burkholder, F.; Kutscher, C.
Publication Date: January 2008

Also see NREL's poster on Parabolic Trough Receiver Heat Loss Testing (PDF 354 KB).

Trough Receiver Heat Loss Testing

NREL Presentation: (PDF 645 KB)
Event: 2006 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop, February 14-16 2006, Incline Village, Nevada
Authors: Lewandowski, A.; Feik, C.; Hansen, R.; Phillips, S.; Bingham, C.; Netter, J.; Forristal, R.; Burkholder, F.; Meglan, B.; Wolfrum, E.

Field Survey of Parabolic Trough Receiver Thermal Performance

NREL Conference Paper: (PDF 908 KB)
Event: ASME 2006 International Solar Energy Conference, July 8-13, 2006, Denver, Colorado, ISEC06-99172
Authors: Price, H.; Forristall, R.; Wendelin, T.; Lewandowski, A.; Moss, T.; Gummo, C.

Presentations on Parabolic Trough Receiver Testing

Event: 2006 Parabolic Trough Technology Workshop, Incline Village, Nevada

EES Heat Transfer Model for Solar Receiver Performance

Conference Proceedings Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME 2004 International Solar Energy Conference, July 11-14, 2004, Portland, Oregon
Author: Forristall, R.

Development in High-Temperature Parabolic Trough Receiver Technology

Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME 2004 International Solar Energy Conference, July 11-14, 2004, Portland, Oregon
Authors: Price, H.; Hale, M. J.; Mahoney, A. R.; Gummo, C.; Fimbres, R.; Cipriani, R.

Heat Transfer Analysis and Modeling of a Parabolic Trough Solar Receiver Implemented in Engineering Equation Solver

NREL Technical Report: (PDF 1.9 MB)
Author: Forristall, R.
Publication Date: October 2003

Review of Mid- to High-Temperature Solar Selective Absorber Materials

NREL Technical Report: (PDF 1.2 MB)
Author: Kennedy, C.E.
Publication Date: July 2002

Characterization of Selective Solar Absorbers - Experimental and Theoretical Modeling

Thesis Available from: Uppsala University
Author: Tesfamichael, T.
Publication Date: 2000

Hydrogen Pump

U.S. Patent 4,886.048
Available from: U.S. Patent and Trade Office
Inventors: Labaton, I.; Harats, Y.
Issued: Dec. 12, 1989

New Cermet Solar Coatings for Solar Thermal Electricity Applications

Article Available from: Elsevier (PDF 300 KB)
Journal: Solar Energy
Authors: Zhang, Q.; Zhao, K.; Zang, B.; Wang, L.; Shen, A.; Zhou, Z.; Lu, D.; Xie, D.; Li, B.
Publication Date: September 1998

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Parabolic Trough Mirrors

Further Analysis of Accelerated Exposure Testing of Thin-Glass Mirror Matrix

NREL Conference Paper: (PDF 171 KB)
Event: Energy Sustainability 2007: Proceedings of the 2007 Energy Sustainability (ES2007) Conference, 27-30 June 2007, Long Beach, California
Authors: Kennedy, C. E.; Terwilliger, K.; Jorgensen, G. J.

Progress in Development of High-Temperature Solar-Selective Coating

NREL Conference Paper: (PDF 433 KB)
Event: Solar Engineering 2005: Proceedings of the 2005 International Solar Energy Conference, 6-12 August 2005, Orlando, Florida
Authors: Kennedy, C. E.; Price, H.

Durability of Polymeric Glazing and Absorber Materials

NREL Conference Paper: (PDF 577 KB)
Event: 2005 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program Review Meeting, November 7-10, 2005 in Denver, Colorado
Authors: Jorgensen, G.; Terwilliger, K.; Bingham, C.; Lindquist, C.; Milbourne, M.

Cost Analysis of Solar Reflective Hard-Coat Materials Deposited by Ion-Beam-Assisted Deposition

Article Available from: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Authors: Kennedy, C.; Swisher, R.
Publication Date: May 2005

Optical Performance and Durability of Solar Reflectors Protected by an Alumina Coating

Article Available from: Journal of Solar Energy Engineering
Authors: Kennedy, C. E.; Terwilliger, K.
Publication Date: May 2005

Analysis of Accelerated Exposure Testing of Thin-Glass Mirror Matrix

Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: International Solar Energy Conference, August 6-12, 2005, Orlando, Florida
Authors: Kennedy, C.E.; Terwilliger, K.; Jorgensen, G.J.

Progress in Development of High-Temperature Solar-Selective Coating

NREL Conference Paper: (PDF 433 KB)
Event: ASME 2005 International Solar Energy Conference, August 6-12, 2005, Orlando, Florida
Authors: Kennedy, C.E.; Price, H.

Optical Durability of Candidate Solar Reflectors

Conference Paper Available from: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Event: ASME 2004 International Solar Energy Conference, July 11-14, 2004, Portland, Oregon
Authors: Kennedy, C.; Terwilliger, K.

Ultra-Accelerated Natural Sunlight Exposure Testing Facilities

U.S. Patent No. 6,604,436 B1
Available from: U.S. Patent Office
Publication Date: August 2003

Durability Testing of Thin Glass Mirror Constructions

Conference Proceedings Available from: American Solar Energy Society
Event: 31st American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference, June 15-20, 2002, Reno, Nevada
Authors: Kennedy, C.E.; Perkins, C.L.; Jorgensen, G.L.

Performance of Solar Reflective Materials Produced by a Laboratory-Scale Roll Coater

Conference Proceedings Available from: American Solar Energy Society
Event: 31st American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference, June 15-20, 2002, Reno, Nevada
Authors: Kennedy, C.E.; Smilgys, R.V.

Sandwich Construction Solar Structural Facets

Conference Paper Available from: U.S. Department of Energy Information Bridge
Event: ASME/JSME/JSES/KSME International Conference, April 11-14, 1999, Maui, Hawaii
Authors: Diver, R.B.; Grossman, J.W.

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Other

Parabolic Trough Solar System Piping Model

NREL Subcontract Report: (PDF 441 KB)
Author: Kelly, B.; Kearney, D.
Publication Date: July 2006

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