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Concentrating Solar Thermal Technologies

Analysis and Optimisation by CFD Modelling


  • Offers a more focused view on the state of the art in concentrating solar thermal technologies

  • Evaluates key elements of the technology using a less time-consuming simulation methodology based on computational fluid dynamics

  • Analyzes the influence of operating parameters on facility performance, which establishes a basis for optimizing system design and operation


Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. María Isabel Roldán Serrano
    Pages 1-10
  3. María Isabel Roldán Serrano
    Pages 11-24
  4. María Isabel Roldán Serrano
    Pages 25-38
  5. María Isabel Roldán Serrano
    Pages 39-72
  6. María Isabel Roldán Serrano
    Pages 87-88

About this book


This book addresses the evaluation and optimization of key elements in concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies, such as solar receivers and working fluids, using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling. It discusses both general and specific aspects, explaining the methodology used to analyze and evaluate the influence of different parameters on the facility performance. This information provides the basis for optimizing design and operating conditions in CST systems.


Solar thermal electricity (STE) Concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Thermosolar Engineering Solar Receivers

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.CIEMAT-Plataforma Solar de AlmeríaTabernasSpain

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