Heat Flux Distribution Estimation for CSP Applications

  • Konstantinos Stokos The Cyprus Institute
  • Evgeny Votyakov The Cyprus Institute
  • Costas Papanicolas The Cyprus Institute


In this paper the concept of a new method for the estimation of the heat flux distribution and the total power in CSP applications is presented. This method requires appropriate analysis of the temperature evolution on a target, or directly on a receiver. A 3-D thermal conduction model with boundary conditions to take into account the convection and radiation losses has been developed. A parametric analysis was performed and we checked how the physical parameters affect the applicability of the method. Having proven numerically the potential of this method, it was experimentally implemented in the central tower CSP plant of The Cyprus Institute at PROTEAS facilities successfully. Finally, experience gained from the numerical and experimental application of this method is discussed.

Author Biographies

Konstantinos Stokos, The Cyprus Institute
* Energy, Environment, Water Research Center of the Cyprus Institute* Post-Doctoral Fellow
Evgeny Votyakov, The Cyprus Institute
* Energy, Environment, Water Research Center of the Cyprus Institute* Associate Research Scientist
Costas Papanicolas, The Cyprus Institute
* CEO of CREF and President of The Cyprus Institute
How to Cite
STOKOS, Konstantinos; VOTYAKOV, Evgeny; PAPANICOLAS, Costas. Heat Flux Distribution Estimation for CSP Applications. Journal of Power Technologies, [S.l.], v. 104, n. 1, p. 57 -- 66, mar. 2024. ISSN 2083-4195. Available at: <https://papers.itc.pw.edu.pl/index.php/JPT/article/view/1666>. Date accessed: 20 july 2024.
Renewable and Sustainable Energy


Concentrated Solar Power; Heat Flux Distribution; Renewable Energy

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