Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering Vol. 7(2), pp. 71 - 76
DOI: 10.13189/ujme.2019.070205
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Energy Production Assessment of Solar Tower Based on the Study of the Mirror Shadowing and Blocking Effects


Saad S. Alrwashdeh *
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mutah University, Jordan

ABSTRACT

Concentrated solar energy systems are one of the most important applications of solar energy, which will have a promising future in Jordan that because of Jordan has more than 300 sunny days with a high rate of solar radiation. In this research, the phenomenon of blocking and shadowing of mirrors in the solar field and their effect on the production of energy from the solar tower was examined and found that the mirrors far from the solar tower are affected in these phenomena significantly unlike the nearest mirrors.

KEYWORDS
Concentrated Solar Energy, Solar Tower, Blocking and Shadowing

Cite this paper
Saad S. Alrwashdeh . "Energy Production Assessment of Solar Tower Based on the Study of the Mirror Shadowing and Blocking Effects." Universal Journal of Mechanical Engineering 7.2 (2019) 71 - 76. doi: 10.13189/ujme.2019.070205.