Efficiency of Selective Solar Absorber in High Vacuum Flat Solar Thermal Panels: The Role of Emissivity and Cut-Off Wavelength [post]

Davide De Maio, Carmine D'Alessandro, Antonio Caldarelli, Marilena Musto, Daniela De Luca, Emiliano Di Gennaro, Roberto Russo
2020 unpublished
A multilayer structure on a metallic substrate has been optically simulated and the optimization procedure aimed at obtaining Selective Solar Absorber (SSA) is discussed. This study refers to flat high vacuum thermal collectors and the overall Sun-to-thermal conversion efficiency has been evaluated using analytical formula and numerical thermal model. Both methods are in agreement and they have been validated using experimental results on a commercial absorber. The importance of a low emittance
more » ... of a low emittance value to obtain high thermal efficiency at high temperatures and high stagnation temperature in selective solar absorber is highlighted. Optimized absorbers can be 8% more efficient than the commercial alternative at 250 °C operating temperatures and up to 27% more efficient at 300 °C. A stagnation temperature higher than 400 °C can be reached without Sun concentration if the proper design is adopted.
doi:10.20944/preprints202008.0162.v1 fatcat:jlvx5o2kmbgvzk5tykr2ni47im