This paper describes the design and planned testing of a solar central receiver using molten nitrate salt as a heat exchange fluid. Design studies for large commercial plants (30-100 MWe) have shown molten salt to be an excellent fluid for solar thermal plants as it allows for efficient thermal storage. The paper describes: the configuration of the receiver, the design and sizing of the heat absorption surface, the structure and supporting systems, and the methods for control. Test plans for the receiver are described including the objectives and operational tests to be performed.
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - 1987|