Pressure drops, heat transfer coefficient, costs and power block design for direct storage parabolic trough power plants running molten salts

Telma Lopes, Thomas Fasquelle, Hugo G. Silva Direct circulation of molten salts in the solar field of parabolic trough solar power plants may be a possible breakthrough to decrease their levelized cost of electricity. While prototypes are being erected around the world, this study addresses the main concerns and changes that are related to the […]