Dish/Stirling systems: Overview of an emerging commercial solar thermal electric technology

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Dish/Stirling is a solar thermal electric technology which couples parabolic, point-focusing solar collectors and heat engines which employ the Stirling thermodynamic cycle. Since the late 1970s, the development of Dish/Stirling systems intended for commercial use has been in progress in Germany, Japan, and the US. In the next several years it is expected that one or more commercial systems will enter the market place. This paper provides a general overview of this emerging technology, including: a description of the fundamental principles of operation of Dish/Stirling systems; a presentation of the major components of the systems (concentrator, receiver, engine/alternator, and controls); ... continued below

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Strachan, J.W.; Diver, R.B. & Estrada, C. November 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Dish/Stirling is a solar thermal electric technology which couples parabolic, point-focusing solar collectors and heat engines which employ the Stirling thermodynamic cycle. Since the late 1970s, the development of Dish/Stirling systems intended for commercial use has been in progress in Germany, Japan, and the US. In the next several years it is expected that one or more commercial systems will enter the market place. This paper provides a general overview of this emerging technology, including: a description of the fundamental principles of operation of Dish/Stirling systems; a presentation of the major components of the systems (concentrator, receiver, engine/alternator, and controls); an overview of the actual systems under development around the world, with a discussion of some of the technical issues and challenges facing the Dish/Stirling developers. A brief discussion is also presented of potential applications for small Dish/Stirling systems in northern Mexico.

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OSTI as DE96002074

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  • Annual meeting of the Mexican National Solar Energy Association, La Paz (Mexico), 2-6 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96002074
  • Report No.: SAND--95-2355C
  • Report No.: CONF-9510231--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 125072
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626371

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Strachan, J.W.; Diver, R.B. & Estrada, C. Dish/Stirling systems: Overview of an emerging commercial solar thermal electric technology, article, November 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc626371/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.