Development of the ASTRI Heliostat

Joe Coventry, Maziar Arjomandi, John Barry, Manuel Blanco, Greg Burgess, Jonathan Campbell, Phil Connor, Matthew Emes, Philip Fairman, David Farrant, Farzin Ghanadi, Victor Grigoriev, Colin Hall, Paul Koltun, David Lewis, Scott Martin, Graham Nathan, John Pye, Ang Qiu, Wayne StuartYouhong Tang, Felix Venn, Jeremy Yu

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    Abstract

    The Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) aims to develop a high optical quality heliostat with target cost - manufactured, installed and operational - of 90 AUD/m2. Three different heliostat design concepts are described, each with features identified during a prior scoping study as having the potential to contribute to cost reduction compared to the current state-of-the-art. The three concepts which are being developed will be down-selected to a single concept for testing in late 2016. The heliostat concept development work is supported by technology development streams, developing novel sandwich panel mirror facet structures, analysing and testing wind loads on heliostats in both stow and operation positions, and developing new heliostat field layouts and software tools for optical analysis of heliostats design concepts.

    Original languageEnglish
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    Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2016
    EventSOLARPACES 2015: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER AND CHEMICAL ENERGY SYSTEMS -
    Duration: 13 Oct 2015 → …

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    ConferenceSOLARPACES 2015: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER AND CHEMICAL ENERGY SYSTEMS
    Period13/10/15 → …

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    Coventry, J., Arjomandi, M., Barry, J., Blanco, M., Burgess, G., Campbell, J., Connor, P., Emes, M., Fairman, P., Farrant, D., Ghanadi, F., Grigoriev, V., Hall, C., Koltun, P., Lewis, D., Martin, S., Nathan, G., Pye, J., Qiu, A., ... Yu, J. (2016). Development of the ASTRI Heliostat. Paper presented at SOLARPACES 2015: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONCENTRATING SOLAR POWER AND CHEMICAL ENERGY SYSTEMS, . https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4949029