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Proc. ASME. ES2020, ASME 2020 14th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, V001T02A016, June 17–18, 2020
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: ES2020-1683
... UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE PATH GENERATION FOR IMAGE COLLECTION TO ASSIST HELIOSTAT FIELD OPTICAL CHARACTERIZATION Kidus Guye,1 Rebecca Mitchell,1 Guangdong Zhu1, 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO ABSTRACT This paper focuses on applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs...
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Proc. ASME. ES2012, ASME 2012 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Parts A and B, 399-403, July 23–26, 2012
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: ES2012-91229
... Atmospheric attenuation loss between a heliostat field and receiver has been recognized as a significant source of loss in Central Receiver System. Methods that can improve estimation of attenuation loss using available measurements will be useful in reducing uncertainty in estimation of CSP...
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Proc. ASME. ES2008, ASME 2008 2nd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Volume 2, 535-539, August 10–14, 2008
Publisher: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Paper No: ES2008-54347
... 23 06 2009 The cost of solar tower power plants is dominated by the heliostat field making up roughly 50% of investment costs. Classical heliostat design is dominated by mirrors brought into position by steel structures and drives that guarantee high accuracies under wind loads...