Simplified analysis of solar-weighted specular reflectance for mirrors with high specularity

Aránzazu Fernández-García, Florian Sutter, Anna Heimsath, Marco Montecchi, Fabienne Sallaberry, Adrián Peña-Lapuente, Christine Delord, Lucía Martínez-Arcos, Tomás Jesús Reche-Navarro, Tobias Schmid, Carlos Heras

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Abstract

The most relevant parameter to properly characterize solar mirrors is the solar-weighted near-specular reflectance. As this parameter cannot be directly measured with off-the-shelf instruments, a simplified procedure to be applied for highly specular solar mirrors is proposed in this paper. The approach, based on two criteria, was experimentally employed to check a wide variety of solar reflector materials. Only those mirrors with known high specularity passed the criteria, indicating that the proposed method is suitable.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2016
Event21st International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2015 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 31 May 2016 → …

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Conference21st International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2015
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period31/5/16 → …

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Fernández-García, A., Sutter, F., Heimsath, A., Montecchi, M., Sallaberry, F., Peña-Lapuente, A., ... Heras, C. (2016). Simplified analysis of solar-weighted specular reflectance for mirrors with high specularity. Paper presented at 21st International Conference on Concentrating Solar Power and Chemical Energy Systems, SolarPACES 2015, Cape Town, South Africa. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4949216