Incremental State-Space Model Predictive Control of a Fresnel Solar Collector Field

Eduardo Camacho, Antonio Gallego, Adolfo Sanchez, Manuel Berenguel
2018 Energies  
Model predictive control has been demonstrated to be one of the most efficient control techniques for solar power systems. An incremental offset-free state-space Model Predictive Controller (MPC) is developed for the Fresnel collector field located at the solar cooling plant installed on the roof of the Engineering School of Sevilla. A robust Luenberger observer is used for estimating the states of the plant which cannot be measured. The proposed strategy is tested on a nonlinear distributed
more » ... near distributed parameter model of the Fresnel collector field. Its performance is compared to that obtained with a gain-scheduling generalized predictive controller. A real test carried out at the real plant is presented, showing that the proposed strategy achieves a very good performance.
doi:10.3390/en12010003 fatcat:dpevvzr6dfhfxcvg6cnojadniq