Evaluation of Veda, Inc. , central receiver solar collection system concept

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The Unified Heliostat Array (UHA) is a geometrical heliostat field layout with rows of mirrors placed at various levels on terraces. The Veda Industrial Heliostat (VIH) is a toroidal segment mirror mounted on an equatorial mount. These two concepts are evaluated to assess the credibility of the optical designs and the validity of UHA and VIH performance estimates, to determine what the distinctive features embodied in UHA AND VIH concepts offer that more conventional central receiver technologies do not, and to determine where the UHA and VIH concepts might be most applicable in DOE's Solar Thermal Program. The UHA area ... continued below

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Ator, J. August 1, 1981.

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The Unified Heliostat Array (UHA) is a geometrical heliostat field layout with rows of mirrors placed at various levels on terraces. The Veda Industrial Heliostat (VIH) is a toroidal segment mirror mounted on an equatorial mount. These two concepts are evaluated to assess the credibility of the optical designs and the validity of UHA and VIH performance estimates, to determine what the distinctive features embodied in UHA AND VIH concepts offer that more conventional central receiver technologies do not, and to determine where the UHA and VIH concepts might be most applicable in DOE's Solar Thermal Program. The UHA area efficiency, flux density distribution, and beam safety are evaluated, and the feasibility of using a secondary mirror and the potential for special applications are assessed. The optical design, equatorial mount, and manufacturability of the VIH are evaluated. (LEW)

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NTIS, PC A04/MF A01.

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  • Other: DE82007231
  • Report No.: ATR-81(7981-02)-1
  • Grant Number: AC03-81SF11514
  • DOI: 10.2172/5354358 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5354358
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1071751

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Ator, J. Evaluation of Veda, Inc. , central receiver solar collection system concept, report, August 1, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1071751/: accessed October 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.