Determination of beam attenuation in tower plants

  title={Determination of beam attenuation in tower plants},
  author={Natalie Hanrieder and Felix Wehringer and Stefan Wilbert and Fabian Wolfertstetter and Robert Pitz-Paal and A Campos and Volker Quaschning},
Atmospheric extinction between the heliostat field and receiver in solar tower plants is known to cause significant losses of reflected Direct Normal Irradiance. This phenomenon brings a limitation on the size of the heliostat field and is included in some raytracing and plant optimization tools. Usually, no detailed information about the local meteorological conditions is available for many sites that are now of interest for tower plant projects. Therefore, only standard atmospheric conditions… CONTINUE READING

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