Title: Radiative energy and exergy analyses of spectrally-selective surfaces for CSP systems

Authors: Hayder Noori Mohammed; M. Pinar Mengüç

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering, Özyeğin University, Istanbul 34794, Turkey; College of Engineering, University of Kerbala, Karbala 56001, Iraq ' Mechanical Engineering Özyeğin University, Istanbul 34794, Turkey

Abstract: This work presents a new methodology for calculations of spectral radiative energy and radiative exergy to evaluate the performances of concentrated solar power (CSP) systems. Spectral radiative properties and the operating temperature of selective surfaces, along with the temperature of the environment, are taken into account in analyses. The fundamental expressions needed for the spectral radiative energy and exergy analyses are introduced first. Then, the two approaches are used to assess the spectral performance of five selective coatings. The spectral analysis is performed in the wavelength range of 250 nm to 20,000 nm, while thermal analysis is carried out for the temperature range of 325 K to 800 K. NREL 6A coating was found to result in the highest radiative energy and radiative exergy for both efficiencies and gains, and for the best thermal stability compared to the other coatings.

Keywords: concentrating solar power systems; selective coating; spectral radiative energy analysis; spectral radiative exergy analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEX.2018.093901

International Journal of Exergy, 2018 Vol.27 No.1, pp.81 - 104

Available online: 19 Jul 2018 *

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