Design and Performance of a Parabolic trough System for Process Heat Application
Lovebrat Saxena1, Anil Kumar2, Archana Soni3

1Lovebrat Saxena*, Energy Centre, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, M.P., India.
2Anil Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi M.P., India.
3Archana Soni, Energy Centre, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, M.P., India. 

Manuscript received on April 30, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on May 06, 2020. | Manuscript published on May 30, 2020. | PP: 1505-1509 | Volume-9 Issue-1, May 2020. | Retrieval Number: A2445059120/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.A2445.059120
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Abstract: The worldwide energy demand is rapidly increasing, increasing in turn the necessity of power generation. The generated power is used to fulfill domestic and industrial needs. Industries use electricity for medium scale heating applications, which is the worst use of electricity. Concentrated solar power can prove itself a superior alternative of electrical heating load, being the only technology which produces high quality heat. In this paper, a systematic design approach of a parabolic trough based solar field for a defined thermal load is presented. The performance simulation of the field has been done for a small scale, medium temperature industrial drying process of 290 kWth at 120oC, located in Bhopal using System Advisor Model (SAM), was found to be 23% efficient. The results can be used as a roadmap for designers for the feasibility analysis of local industrial application.
Keywords: SAM, parabolic trough, industrial process heat, performance analysis and design.
Scope of the Article: Software Analysis, Design and Modelling