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International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology, 2023, 5(12); doi: 10.25236/IJFET.2023.051209.

Research on Optimization Design Based on Heliostat Field


Wenbo Zuo1, Ruoyu Wang2, Bowen Xing2

Corresponding Author:
Wenbo Zuo

1Petroleum Institute, China University of Petroleum (Beijing) Karamay Campus, Xinjiang, Karamay 834000, China

2Engineering College, China University of Petroleum (Beijing) Karamay Campus, Xinjiang, Karamay 834000, China


Heliostat field solar thermal power generation is an environmentally friendly technology that harnesses solar energy. It offers a clean and cost-effective method of generating power. Unlike some other solar technologies, it can provide uninterrupted energy day and night through efficient thermal storage systems, ensuring a stable and continuous power supply. This feature significantly enhances solar energy's effective utilization. The advantages of solar thermal power generation make it highly competitive in the commercial energy market. To optimize its design, this article calculates parameters such as annual average optical efficiency, output thermal power, and output thermal power per unit mirror area. It also considers constraints like heliostat size, layout, and collector placement to achieve a targeted annual average thermal power output of 60MW.By carefully adjusting the position coordinates of the absorption tower, heliostat size, installation height, the number of heliostats, and their positioning, an optimal solution is derived. The design strives to maximize the annual average output thermal power per unit mirror area while meeting specified criteria, ultimately improving the field's overall performance. This optimization aims to fully leverage solar energy resources, achieve maximum energy utilization, and economic benefits. In doing so, it contributes to sustainable development and green energy goals.


Heliostat field, Utilization of solar energy resources, Unit mirror area, Output thermal power

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Wenbo Zuo, Ruoyu Wang, Bowen Xing. Research on Optimization Design Based on Heliostat Field. International Journal of Frontiers in Engineering Technology (2023), Vol. 5, Issue 12: 50-57. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFET.2023.051209.


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