This paper presents a test method for determining the thermal loss from a solar central receiver at normal operating conditions. The thermal loss determined by this test method is independent of knowing the incident solar power onto the receiver. Thermal loss includes losses from emitted radiation, convection, and conduction. Reflected radiation is accounted for by an effective solar absorptance. The paper describes the test method and derives the equations used to evaluate the receiver thermal loss from the test.

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