X hits on this document

117 views

0 shares

0 downloads

0 comments

7 / 49

Project Goals & Participants

Key goals of this project, which have not varied over the duration of the project, comprise the following:

  • 1.

    Conduct trade studies and component / subassembly tests to evolve a preferred subscale prototype design for a lightweight, low-cost inflatable-structure heliostat.

  • 2.

    Refine the design as necessary, then construct a prototype which will enable achievement of test objectives.

  • 3.

    Test the prototype with respect to the ability of the heliostat pointing system to accurately aim the heliostat without distorting the reflective surface.

  • 4.

    Test the prototype with respect to beam shape and size (concentration) on a simulated target.

  • 5.

    Test the prototype with respect to pointing accuracy and beam shape in the presence of environmental factors, particularly wind and gusts.

  • 6.

    Evaluate the ability of the prototype to survive undamaged under adverse environmental conditions such as high winds or precipitation.

  • 7.

    Develop a preliminary design for a production heliostat, which applies the technology demonstrated by the prototype.

  • 8.

    Develop and document conclusions and recommendations for further work needed for the commercialization of this low-cost inflatable-structure heliostat technology, and for thereby enabling cost-effective large-scale solar thermal power generation.

Page 7

November 24, 2002

Document info
Document views117
Page views117
Page last viewedTue Dec 06 16:40:35 UTC 2016
Pages49
Paragraphs647
Words7715

Comments