Solar Thermal Power Plants

In the topic of Solar Thermal Power Plants, our fields of work include:

Power plant processes and techno-economic optimization

High-temperature storage

System and process technology

Characterization and measurements

Material and collector development

Reports and studies

 

 

In solar thermal power plants, large reflector arrays focus solar radiation onto absorbers. A heat-transfer medium (e.g. thermal oil, water/steam, molten salt or air) flows through the absorbers to withdraw the resulting heat, which can then be used to drive gas or steam turbines and produce electricity. To ensure that power can still be generated at night or during periods of cloud cover, a heat storage system is connected between the absorber and the turbine, or the solar power plant is attached to a conventional heat generator (hybrid power plant).

Challenges faced include ensuring that the solar radiation is directed onto the absorbers as effectively as possible, minimizing thermal losses, integrating exergy-efficient heat storage and keeping costs low.

Fraunhofer ISE supports the development of materials and components used in Fresnel and parabolic trough power plants, as well as solar power towers. In doing so, we use techno-economic simulation to optimize the layout of the solar arrays and the thermodynamic connection to the cyclic processes of each individual area of application. In addition to our development work, we perform experimental characterization and quality assurance, and our range of services is complemented by studies, reports and offering support with plant design.

 

 

Peter Nitz

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Peter Nitz

Solar Thermal Power Plants

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5410

Current Publications - Solar Thermal Power Plants:

Jahr
Year
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2021 Improved Thermocline Initialization Through Optimized Inlet Design for Single-Tank Thermal Energy Storage Systems
Weiss, J.; Ortega-Fernández, I.; Müller, R.; Bielsa, D.; Fluri, T.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 Farbige gebäudeintegrierte solarthermische Kollektoren mit hohem Wirkungsgrad
Wessels, A.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 Secondary Reflectors Tested at High Temperatures and High Radiation Intensities
Gledhill, S.; Hildebrandt, C.; Uhlig, R.; Wette, J.; Sutter, F.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Optimization of water management plans for CSP plants through simulation of water consumption and cost of treatment based on operational data
Rohani, S.; Went, J.; Duvenhage, D.F.; Gerards, R.; Wittwer, C.; Fluri, T.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2020 Physical models of the bidirectional reflectance of solar receiver coatings
Bitterling, M.; Bern, G.; Wilson, H.R.; Heimsath, A.; Nitz, P.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Techno-Economic Assessment of New Material Developments in Central Receiver Solar Power Plants
Zoschke, T.; Frantz, C.; Schöttl, P.; Fluri, T.; Uhlig, R.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 Aktive solare Gebäudehülle zur dezentralen Energieerzeugung in Gebäuden
Kuhn, T.
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Optimized Mirror Cleaning Strategies in PTC Plants Reducing the Water Consumption and the Levelized Cost of cleaning
Rohani, S.; Abdelnabi, N.; Fluri, T.; Heimsath, A.; Wittwer, C.; Pérez Ainsua, J.C.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 Thermal stability enhancement of D-mannitol for latent heat storage applications
Neumann, H.; Burger, D.; Taftanazi, Y.; Alferez Luna, M.P.; Haussmann, T.; Hagelstein, G.; Gschwander, S.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Measuring and Modelling the BRDF of Solar Receiver Paints
Bitterling, M.; Bern, G.; Schöttl, P.; Gledhill, S.; Wilson, H.R.; Heimsath, A.; Nitz, P.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 Multi-dimensional performance evaluation of heat exchanger surface enhancements
Fugmann, H.; Laurenz, E.; Schnabel, L.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Experimental Assessment of Simultaneous In-Situ Heliostats Calibration Methodology HelioControl at Themis Facility
Bern, G.; Bitterling, M.; Schöttl, P.; Ferriere, A.; Volut, Y.; Heimsath, A.; Nitz, P.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 HiPIMS and DC magnetron sputter-coated silver films for high-temperature durable reflectors
Gledhill, S.; Steyer, K.; Weiss, C.; Hildebrandt, C.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Correlations for Laminar Flow in an In-line and Staggered Array of Circular Cylinders
Fugmann, H.; Schnabel, L.; Frohnapfel, B.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 Confidence interval computation method for dynamic performance evaluations of solar thermal collectors
Zirkel-Hofer, A.; Perry, S.; Kramer, K.; Heimsath, A.; Scholl, S.; Platzer, W.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 Life Cycle Assessment of Thermal Energy Storage Materials and Components
Nienborg, B.; Gschwander, S.; Munz, G.; Fröhlich, D.; Helling, T.; Horn, R.; Weinläder, H.; Klinker, F.; Schossig, P.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 Solarthermie in der Städtischen Energieversorgung - Energiewirtschaftliche Analyse und Quartier Freiburg-Gutleutmatten
Herkel, S.
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Techno-Economic Evaluation and Optimization of CSP Plants with ColSimCSP
Rohani, S.; Fluri, T.; Zoschke, T.
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Wire Structure Heat Exchangers: Compact Designs for Efficient Heat Transport
Fugmann, H.; Zapke, A.
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Künstliche Intelligenz für die Regelung solarthermischer Heizungsanlagen
Kramer, W.; Bitterling, M.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2018 Künstliche Intelligenz für die kostengünstige und energetisch optimierte Regelung von Heizungsanlagen
Kramer, W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Compact Heat Exchanger Designs in Air-Cooled Condensers: Advantages and Drawbacks
Fugmann, H.
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Efficient modeling of variable solar flux distribution on solar tower receivers by interpolation of few discrete representations
Schöttl, P.; Bern, G.; Rooyen, D. van; Flesch, J.; Fluri, T.; Nitz, P.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 Kostenreduzierung von solarthermischen Systemen durch kombinierte technisch-wirtschaftliche Optimierung - Projekt TEWIsol
Kramer, W.; Oliva, A.; Diels, F.; Tönnes, C.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2017 Gebäude mit überwiegend solarer Energieversorgung
Kramer, W.; Drück, H.; Steinweg, J.
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 Solare Wärmeversorgung von Quartieren
Scholte, C.; Kramer, W.; Bestenlehner, D.; Orozaliev, J.
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) for the Prediction of Local Outside Temperatures and Solar Yields
Kramer, W.; Bitterling, M.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2017 Analysis of Wind Direction and Speed Measurements in Arid Region - A Site Evaluation Using Data with Low Temporal Resolution
Klimm, E.; Guischard, F.; Weiss, K.-A.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2017 Optimierte Regelung von thermisch getriebenen Kühlsystemen - Simulation und Praxistest
Nienborg, B.; Schnabel, L.; Singler, J.; Dalibard, A.; Gürlich, D.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2017 Neue Ansätze zur Kostenreduzierung von solarthermischen Systemen - Projekt TEWIsol
Kramer, W.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2017 Approaches for the optimized control of solar thermally driven cooling systems
Nienborg, B.; Dalibard, A.; Schnabel, L.; Eicker, U.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 Solare Energieversorgungskonzepte für Wohngebäude - Messtechnischen Analysen zum Betriebsverhalten und Bewertungsverfahren für die Strom- und Wärmeversorgung
Oliva, A.; Bestenlehner, D.; Drück, H.; Bockelmann, F.; Peter, M.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
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