Concrete Thermal Energy Storage for Linear Fresnel Collectors: Exploiting the South Mediterranean’s Solar Potential for Agri-food Processes

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Source:
Energy Conversion and Management
Authors:
A. Buscemi
D. Panno
G. Ciulla
M. Beccali
V. Lo Brano
Date:
15 June 2018

This case study examines the possibility of generating, by a solar industrial process heating plant, the thermal energy required annually by an existing factory in Sicily (Italy) that produces durum wheat pasta. A TRNSYS model has been developed in order to simulate the energy performance of a described plant with the aim of optimizing the design of the solar heat for industrial process systems.