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Biomimetic Spiral Pattern for Heliostat Layouts

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The invention presents a new model to calculate the optical efficiency of a heliostat field accounting for all significant factors affecting the performance of central receiver solar thermal systems like projection losses shading and blocking aberration and atmospheric attenuation. It also proposes an improved biomimetic pattern for heliostat placement inspired by the spirals of the phyllotaxis disc pattern.


Improved heliostat field efficiency and groud coverage outperforms radially staggered heliostat pattern significantly reduces land area required by solar fields

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