In the present work, the law of motion of reflectors for a concentrating solar Linear Fresnel plant is geometrically analyzed. Firstly, a method for optimally distributing the primary reflectors on the ground is proposed. Furthermore, the mathematical procedure used to identify the law of motion that the mirrors must follow to reflect solar radiation on the absorber tube is presented. To make better use of the surface area occupied by the plant it is necessary to distance the rows of mirrors adequately so that the effects of shading and blocking between the same can be reduced. Avoiding these phenomena allows the initial costs of the plant to be reduced since the reflective material is not used in excess, thus allowing exploitation of the entire reflective surface available. In the work, using spherical trigonometry concepts, the motion law equation of the mirrors is detected. It allows the angle that they must assume in every moment of the day to be established and it has an entirely general valence: it can be applied to each plant according to its constructional characteristics and to each type of orientation. Finally, a comparison is carried out in which the main tracking differences between the plants oriented North-South and East-West are analyzed.

### Law of Motion of Reflectors for a Linear Fresnel Plant.

#### Abstract

In the present work, the law of motion of reflectors for a concentrating solar Linear Fresnel plant is geometrically analyzed. Firstly, a method for optimally distributing the primary reflectors on the ground is proposed. Furthermore, the mathematical procedure used to identify the law of motion that the mirrors must follow to reflect solar radiation on the absorber tube is presented. To make better use of the surface area occupied by the plant it is necessary to distance the rows of mirrors adequately so that the effects of shading and blocking between the same can be reduced. Avoiding these phenomena allows the initial costs of the plant to be reduced since the reflective material is not used in excess, thus allowing exploitation of the entire reflective surface available. In the work, using spherical trigonometry concepts, the motion law equation of the mirrors is detected. It allows the angle that they must assume in every moment of the day to be established and it has an entirely general valence: it can be applied to each plant according to its constructional characteristics and to each type of orientation. Finally, a comparison is carried out in which the main tracking differences between the plants oriented North-South and East-West are analyzed.
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2017
Concentrating Solar Power; Linear Fresnel; Law of Motion
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