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Design analysis factors and specifications of solar dish technologies for different systems and applications

Hafez, A.Z.; Soliman, Ahmed; El-Metwally, K.A.; Ismail, I.M.


A.Z. Hafez

Ahmed Soliman

K.A. El-Metwally

I.M. Ismail


In this paper, a feasibility study is carried out in order to investigate the description, working principles of the solar parabolic dish systems worldwide, and their potential use in some countries are given. A study of the system is presented, which able to show the performance of the system and accounting for the main technical aspects of the concentrator, receiver and Stirling engine. The study reviews the parabolic solar dish technologies and the design factors adapted in different applications such as material of the reflector concentrators, shape of the reflector concentrators and the receiver, solar radiation at the concentrator, diameter of the parabolic dish concentrator, sizing the aperture area of concentrator, focal length of the parabolic dish, the focal point diameter, sizing the aperture area of receiver, geometric concentration ratio, and rim angle. In order to identify the optimum design feasible option for installation of the solar dish plants, the technical characteristics of some implemented solar dishes worldwide are presented. The study take into consideration available solar potential and the different designs of solar dishes.


Hafez, A., Soliman, A., El-Metwally, K., & Ismail, I. (2017). Design analysis factors and specifications of solar dish technologies for different systems and applications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 67, 1019-1036. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2016.09.077

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 14, 2016
Online Publication Date Oct 25, 2016
Publication Date 2017-01
Deposit Date Dec 4, 2018
Journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Print ISSN 1364-0321
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 67
Pages 1019-1036
Keywords Solar dish; Design; Factors; Stirling; Power plants
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