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Solar Energy Collector Systems

  • João M. LemosEmail author
  • Rui Neves-Silva
  • José M. Igreja
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Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Abstract

Motivated by the growing interest on renewable energy, the structure and working principles of different types of industrial solar thermal plants are reviewed, including distributed collector solar fields, direct steam generation with distributed solar collectors, solar towers, and solar furnaces. The structure of the controllers for distributed collector solar fields is explained by identifying the manipulated variable, the process output, the accessible and non-accessible disturbances and the control objectives. In the real of these plants, it is explained why adaptive control is important and a literature review of this topic, that forms the core of the book, is made.

Keywords

Adaptive Control Molten Salt Storage Tank Incoming Solar Radiation Manipulate Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • João M. Lemos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rui Neves-Silva
    • 2
  • José M. Igreja
    • 3
  1. 1.INESC-ID ISTUniversity of LisbonLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.FCTNew University of LisbonCaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.Institute of Engineering of LisbonLisboaPortugal

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