CSP Oil Trough Plant Output Difference between SAM Simulation and Actual Plant

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wukangqian
CSP Oil Trough Plant Output Difference between SAM Simulation and Actual Plant

Hi,
Do you know what is the difference between an actual trough plant output and the SAM simulation result? Thanks!
Kangqian

burakomersaracoglu
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Dear Kangqian;
This subject is my research subject.
To me it is very interesting and difficult.
There are some major and minor issues.
Please find one of my research papers in 2017.
"SEGS VI & Topaz Solar Farm SAM Empirical Trough & PVWatts Models Case Studies & Validation", International Journal of Research In Advanced Engineering Technologies, 2017, Vol.1, No.1, 28-41, (http://www.ijraet.org/doc/3.pdf)
Hope it will be helpful.
We had organized a small research group and made plans for several research papers related with SAM.
If you want you can join us.
Have a nice day
Best Regards
Burak Omer Saracoglu, PhD, MSc, BSc.
http://www.frontiersin.org/people/BurakSaracoglu/104045/publications
http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-5621-2013
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Burak_Saracoglu

Paul Gilman

You can also find papers documenting NREL's comparisons of SAM results to measured data from actual systems on the SAM website:

https://sam.nrel.gov/case-studies

Best regards,
Paul.

wukangqian

Thanks Paul, this is very helpful!

wukangqian

Thanks Burak! Do you know why all the actual outputs in the second half of the year are higher than the simulation results? But the other way around for the first half of the year? Is it coincidence?
Regards,
Kangqian

wukangqian

Thanks Burak! Do you know why all the actual outputs in the second half of the year are higher than the simulation results? But the other way around for the first half of the year? Is it coincidence?
Regards,
Kangqian

burakomersaracoglu
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Dear Kangqian;
I have been investigating that differences (monthly and also annual) for both power plants (SEG VI & Topaz).
I do not know by the time being, but I think those differences are related with the TMY (Typical-year hourly data) weather file models and approximations, the algorithms and their approximations and also actual operation principles and conditions and operations.
I continue on that research study.
Have a nice day
Best Regards
Burak Omer Saracoglu, PhD, MSc, BSc.
http://www.frontiersin.org/people/BurakSaracoglu/104045/publications
http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-5621-2013
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Burak_Saracoglu

wukangqian

Thanks Burak, I have sent you an invitation through Linkdin. My email address is kangqianwu@126.com, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email.
I am looking forward to discussion with you.
Regards,
Kangqian

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