Accession Number : ADA353041


Title :   A Compendium of Solar Dish/Stirling Technology


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM


Personal Author(s) : Stine, William B. ; Diver, Richard B.


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a353041.pdf


Report Date : JAN 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 120


Abstract : This technology compendium, which is international in scope, presents the results of a survey on the technology status, system specifications, performance, and operation of parabolic dish solar collectors that use Stirling engines to generate electrical power. Technical information on the engines used or to be used in dish/Stirling Systems is also presented. This study uses consistent terminology to document the design characteristics of dish concentrators, receivers, and Stirling engines for electric generating applications, thereby enabling comparison of dish/Stirling technologies at both a system and component level. Development status and operation experience for each system and an overview of dish/Stirling technology are also presented.


Descriptors :   *SOLAR ENERGY , *ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION , ENERGY CONVERSION , THERMOELECTRICITY , PARABOLIC ANTENNAS , SOLAR COLLECTORS.


Subject Categories : ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE