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Hierarchical Control of a Distributed Solar Collector Field

  • Manuel Berenguel
  • Cristina M. Cirre
  • Ryszard Klempous
  • Henryk Maciejewski
  • Maciej Nikodem
  • Jan Nikodem
  • Imre Rudas
  • Loreto Valenzuela
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3643)

Abstract

This article presents a hierarchical control structure aimed at optimizing the electricity production process in solar power plants with distributed collectors. In these systems, a fluid is heated using the energy provided by the solar irradiation until a desired outlet temperature range is achieved, despite of the effect of disturbances (mainly radiation and inlet temperature),using as manipulated variable the fluid flow. The heated fluid is then used for feeding a heat exchanger where steam is produced for electricity generation using a turbine. Nonlinear models are used in the design of the different layers of the control architecture.

Keywords

Solar Collector Hierarchical Control Feedforward Controller Solar Power Plant Solar Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Berenguel
    • 1
  • Cristina M. Cirre
    • 1
    • 4
  • Ryszard Klempous
    • 2
  • Henryk Maciejewski
    • 2
  • Maciej Nikodem
    • 2
  • Jan Nikodem
    • 2
  • Imre Rudas
    • 3
  • Loreto Valenzuela
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. Lenguajes y ComputaciónUniversidad de AlmeríaAlmeríaSpain
  2. 2.Institute of Engineering, CyberneticsWroclaw University of TechnologyWroclawPoland
  3. 3.Budapest PolytechnicBudapestHungary
  4. 4.CIEMAT, Plataforma Solar de AlmeríaAlmeríaSpain

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