Large solar collector fields are very popular in district
heating system in Denmark, even though the solar radiation source is not
favorable at high latitudes compared to many other regions. Business models for
large solar heating plants in Denmark has attracted much attention worldwide.
Denmark is not only the biggest country in both total installed capacities and
numbers of large solar district heating plants, but also is the first and only country
with commercial market-driven solar district heating plants. By the end of
2017, more than 1.3 million m2 solar district heating plants are in
operation in Denmark. Furthermore, more than 70% of the large solar district
heating plants worldwide are constructed in Denmark.
Different designs of solar collectors are used in district heating plants, including flat plate solar collectors, concentrating solar collectors, CPC (compound parabolic concentrator) collectors, fresnel lens collectors etc.
The assignment/project could include one or more
of the following topics:
calculate efficiency of a solar collector for solar
determine influence of collector design on efficiency of the collector; To
optimize design of the solar collector ;
determine layout of a solar collector field ;
simulate thermal performance of a solar collector field.
Own ideas in the relevant field are also welcome.