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dc.creatorOsorio J.D.
dc.creatorRivera-Alvarez A.
dc.creatorOrdonez J.C.
dc.descriptionThe effect of the concentration ratio on the performance of parabolic trough and central receiver collectors with integrated transparent insulation materials (TIMs) is analyzed in this work. A model based on optical, energy, and exergy analyses is developed to determine thermal and second law efficiencies of concentrated solar collectors as a function of the absorber temperature and concentration ratio. The results are compared with the respective traditional collector configurations without TIM. In general, high concentration ratios are fundamental to maintain high efficiencies. The incorporation of a TIM into concentrated solar collectors leads to higher thermal efficiencies at high operating temperatures even at low concentration ratios. An equivalent second law efficiency to that of the reference collector configuration can be achieved at lower concentration ratios by incorporating a TIM in parabolic trough or a TIM and a glass envelope in central receiver collectors. The idea of using a TIM deserves further exploration as it seems to be a promising alternative that contributes to a more efficient and cost-effective technology. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.sourceSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments
dc.titleEffect of the concentration ratio on energetic and exergetic performance of concentrating solar collectors with integrated transparent insulation materials
dc.publisher.programIngeniería en Energíaspa
dc.publisher.facultyFacultad de Ingenieríasspa
dc.affiliationOsorio, J.D., Power & Energy System Department, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID 83402, United States, Ingeniería en Energía, Facultad de Ingenierías, Universidad de Medellín, Medellín, Colombia
dc.affiliationRivera-Alvarez, A., Ingeniería Térmica Ltda., Medellín, Colombia, Fundación Ergon, Medellín, Colombia
dc.affiliationOrdonez, J.C., Department of Mechanical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Energy and Sustainability Center, and Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32310, United States
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