Modeling and Simulation

Optical simulation of a Linear Fresnel collector with Raytrace3D.
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Optical simulation of a Linear Fresnel collector with Raytrace3D.

We provide services for optical and thermal modelling of concentrator systems from microstructure to collectors and large scale power plant. We provide advanced modelling techniques and develop high-performance simulation software.

  • Preliminary system design for various CSP technologies: devISECSP
  • Detailed optical analysis of Concentrating Collectors: Raytrace3D
  • Detailed thermo-hydraulic collector analysis and annual yield assessment: ColSim CSP
  • Analysis, modelling and simulation of water consumption and degradation
  • Techno-economic assessment (LCOE, IRR) of collector components and entire plant systems, based on transient multi-year simulations and cost models
  • FEM- and CFD simulations
  • Application of AI- algorithm and bionic design principles
  • Development of customized simulation software solutions for industry