Modeling Parabolic Trough Systems, June 2014

The Modeling Parabolic Trough Systems webinar was presented on June 18, 2014 by Michael Wagner of NREL. It describes how to model a parabolic trough system with molten salt heat transfer fluid using SAM's physical trough model.

Presentation slides (PDF 4.29 MB)

The following SAM file (.zsam) was used for the demonstration (use SAM 2014.1.14 to open the file):

  • Parabolic Trough System with Molten Salt HTF (ZSAM 104 KB)

The following SAM file (.sam) is a similar example, but for use with SAM 2015.1.30 or later:

  • Parabolic Trough System with Molten Salt HTF (SAM 97 KB)

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