A comparison of polymer film and glass collectors for concentrating solar power

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dc.contributor.author Sansom, Christopher L. -
dc.contributor.author Comley, Paul -
dc.contributor.author Bhattacharyya, Debabrata -
dc.contributor.author Macerol, Nastja -
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-24T04:00:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-24T04:00:38Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-02T00:00:00Z -
dc.identifier.citation Christopher Sansom, Paul Comley, Debabrata Bhattacharyya, Nastja Macerol, A comparison of polymer film and glass collectors for concentrating solar power, Energy Procedia, Volume 49, 2014, Pages 209–219.
dc.identifier.issn 1876-6102 -
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.03.023 -
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/8697
dc.identifier.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
dc.description.abstract This paper describes work to compare the optical properties and surface texture of glass and polymer film collectors. We also present the results of experiments designed to simulate collector cleaning processes (both contact and non-contact), and the degradation of glass and polymer reflecting surfaces owing to sand and dust abrasion. Finally we present initial results on the applicability of anti-soiling and self-cleaning coatings on glass and polymer film collector surfaces. Measurements, which include specular and hemispherical reflectance, surface roughness, and electron microscopy, indicate the excellent performance of currently available polymer film in terms of its optical performance and robustness in comparison with traditional glass collectors in CSP applications. en_UK
dc.language.iso en_UK -
dc.publisher Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam en_UK
dc.title A comparison of polymer film and glass collectors for concentrating solar power en_UK
dc.type Article -


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