Designing an autonomous power system for a stand-alone heliostat

Armin Buchroithner, Gani Ganapathi, Sai Nataraj, Andrew Kindler

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    Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) offers a number of advantages over photovoltaic at large scale power generation, such as lower cost and the option of thermal energy storage. However, the costs of a power tower plant are dominated by heliostats, which are usually 50% of the entire facility. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was awarded funding by the DOE SunShot Initiative to develop a low-cost, rigid foam-based solar concentrator to meet installed cost goals of $75/m2 versus current costs of $200-250/m2. One of the key features of the newly developed design is the stand-alone power system based on PV-panels and a Li-Fe-battery, which reduces operation and installation costs. The approach was validated by building and testing of a small-scale (6m2) heliostat prototype. The design process and findings are described in detail.
    Titel2016 IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference (IGSEC) Proceedings
    Herausgeber (Verlag)IEEE Power and Energy Society
    ISBN (elektronisch)978-1-5090-2294-6
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Nov. 2016
    Veranstaltung2016 IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference - Long Beach, Ca., USA / Vereinigte Staaten
    Dauer: 5 Nov. 20167 Nov. 2016


    Konferenz2016 IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference
    Land/GebietUSA / Vereinigte Staaten
    OrtLong Beach, Ca.

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