Ray Tracing Method for the Evaluation of Yearly Performance of a Solar Thermal Concentrator

Alejandro Gutiérrez Ortíz, Carlos Alejandro Ramírez Paredes, Héctor Daniel García Lara, Olga R. Delgado

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Resumen

A method for evaluating the yearly performance of a solar concentrator is presented. The simulation is achieved using the commercial forward ray-tracing tool Tracepro in conjunction with MATLAB. Ray tracing methods are often used to assess the performance of solar concentrators; however, most works on this area simplify the simulation process by considering only a handful of representative scenarios along the year, for example, summer and winter solstices for tracking studies or monthly average days for evaluating the annual average output of the system. The present method is able to achieve a year-long simulation on an hourly basis using MATLAB to setup each simulation within Tracepro via the Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) protocol; for increased fidelity hourly irradiance data from Meteonorm is also taken into account. The simulation results showed that the proposed method is able to provide valuable data that can be used as input for broader studies, for example, annual dynamic simulations that consider site-specific energy demands.
Idioma originalEnglish
Título de la publicación alojadaEuroSun 2018 Conference Proceedings
EditorialInternational Solar Energy Society
Número de páginas8
EstadoPublished - 4 oct 2018
EventoInternational Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry - Rapperswil
Duración: 10 sep 201813 sep 2018
http://www.eurosun2018.org

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Solar Energy for Buildings and Industry
Título abreviadoEuroSun 2018
PaísSwitzerland
CiudadRapperswil
Período10/9/1813/9/18
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