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A lightweight heliostat field post-optimizer

Cruz, N, Salhi, S., Redondo, J. L., Álvarez, J. D., Berenguel, M., Ortigosa, P. M. (2019) A lightweight heliostat field post-optimizer. In: AIP Conference Proceedings 2070, 020013 (2019). 2070. 020013. AIP ISBN 978073541798. (doi:10.1063/1.5089980) (KAR id:72721)

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Maximizing the power that the heliostat field of a solar power tower facility concentrates on its receiver requires solving a difficult optimization problem. The traditional design methods rely on forcing heliostats to follow geometric patterns and on working with discrete sets of positions. Some recent strategies bet for working on a continuous search space with promising results. In any case, it is not easy to know if a field is optimal or not, especially from the perspective of the method used. This work proposes an external and fast post-optimizer that takes as input a heliostat field and tries to improve its performance. It follows a combinatorial strategy, and it is independent of how the input field was generated. Thus, it can be linked to any other method.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Proceeding)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1063/1.5089980
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Said Salhi
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2019 13:53 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2020 04:11 UTC
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