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2019

Binotti, M; Invernizzi, C M; Iora, P; Manzolini, G

Dinitrogen tetroxide and carbon dioxide mixtures as working fluids in solar tower plants Journal Article

Solar Energy, 181 , pp. 203–213, 2019.

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Gabrielli, P; Gazzani, M; Novati, N; Sutter, L; Simonetti, R; Molinaroli, L; Manzolini, G; Mazzotti, M

Combined water desalination and electricity generation through a humidification-dehumidification process integrated with photovoltaic-thermal modules: Design, performance analysis and techno-economic assessment Journal Article

Energy Conversion and Management: X, 1 , 2019.

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2018

Crespi, F; Toscani, A; Zani, P; Sánchez, D; Manzolini, G

Effect of passing clouds on the dynamic performance of a CSP tower receiver with molten salt heat storage Journal Article

Applied Energy, 229 , pp. 224–235, 2018.

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Simonetti, R; Molinaroli, L; Manzolini, G

Development and validation of a comprehensive dynamic mathematical model for hybrid PV/T solar collectors Journal Article

Applied Thermal Engineering, 133 , pp. 543–554, 2018.

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Polimeni, S; Binotti, M; Moretti, L; Manzolini, G

Comparison of sodium and KCl-MgCltextlessinftextgreater2textless/inftextgreater as heat transfer fluids in CSP solar tower with sCOtextlessinftextgreater2textless/inftextgreater power cycles Journal Article

Solar Energy, 162 , pp. 510–524, 2018.

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Chacartegui, R; Valverde, J M; Binotti, M; Ortiz, C; Romano, M C

Process integration of Calcium-Looping thermochemical energy storage system in concentrating solar power plants Journal Article

Energy, 155 , pp. 535–551, 2018, ISSN: 03605442.

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Toscani, A; Crespi, F; Sánchez, D; Binotti, M; Manzolini, G

Assessment of different control strategies to manage cloud-induced transients in central receiver systems using molten salts Inproceedings

AIP Conference Proceedings, 2018.

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Dolara, A; Leva, S; Manzolini, G; Niccolai, A; Votta, L

Impact of Cell Microcracks Size and Spatial Distribution on Output Power of PV Modules Inproceedings

Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC/I and CPS Europe 2018, 2018.

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Picotti, G; Borghesani, P; Cholette, M E; Manzolini, G

Soiling of solar collectors – Modelling approaches for airborne dust and its interactions with surfaces Journal Article

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 81 , pp. 2343–2357, 2018.

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Picotti, G; Borghesani, P; Manzolini, G; Cholette, M E; Wang, R

Development and experimental validation of a physical model for the soiling of mirrors for CSP industry applications Journal Article

Solar Energy, 173 , pp. 1287–1305, 2018.

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Binotti, M; Invernizzi, C; Iora, P G; Manzolini, G

Innovative fluids for gas power cycles coupled with solar tower systems Inproceedings

AIP Conference Proceedings, 2018.

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2017

Binotti, M; Di Marcoberardino, G; Biassoni, M; Manzolini, G

Solar hydrogen production with cerium oxides thermochemical cycle Inproceedings

AIP Conference Proceedings, 2017.

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Astolfi, M; Binotti, M; Mazzola, S; Zanellato, L; Manzolini, G

Heliostat aiming point optimization for external tower receiver Journal Article

Solar Energy, 157 , pp. 1114–1129, 2017.

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Binotti, M; Astolfi, M; Campanari, S; Manzolini, G; Silva, P

Preliminary assessment of sCO2 cycles for power generation in CSP solar tower plants Journal Article

Applied Energy, 204 , pp. 1007–1017, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Renewables, SCO2, Solar

Binotti, M; Astolfi, M; Campanari, S; Manzolini, G; Silva, P

Preliminary Assessment of sCO2 Power Cycles for Application to CSP Solar Tower Plants Inproceedings

Energy Procedia, pp. 1116–1122, 2017.

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Giostri, A

Preliminary analysis of solarized micro gas turbine application to CSP parabolic dish plants Journal Article

Energy Procedia, 142 , pp. 768–773, 2017.

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Migliorini, L; Molinaroli, L; Simonetti, R; Manzolini, G

Development and experimental validation of a comprehensive thermoelectric dynamic model of photovoltaic modules Journal Article

Solar Energy, 144 , pp. 489–501, 2017.

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Ogliari, E; Dolara, A; Manzolini, G; Leva, S

Physical and hybrid methods comparison for the day ahead PV output power forecast Journal Article

Renewable Energy, 113 , pp. 11–21, 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: MathematicalMethods, Solar, SolarTech

2016

Dolara, A; Lazaroiu, G C; Leva, S; Manzolini, G; Votta, L

Snail Trails and Cell Microcrack Impact on PV Module Maximum Power and Energy Production Journal Article

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 6 (5), pp. 1269–1277, 2016.

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Binotti, M; De Giorgi, P; Sanchez, D; Manzolini, G

Comparison of Different Strategies for Heliostats Aiming Point in Cavity and External Tower Receivers Journal Article

Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, 138 (2), 2016.

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Giostri, A; Macchi, E

An advanced solution to boost sun-to-electricity efficiency of parabolic dish Journal Article

Solar Energy, 139 , pp. 337–354, 2016.

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Manzolini, G; Colombo, L P M; Romare, S; Fustinoni, D

Tiles as solar air heater to support a heat pump for residential air conditioning Journal Article

Applied Thermal Engineering, 102 , pp. 1412–1423, 2016.

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Bombarda, P; Di Marcoberardino, G; Lucchini, A; Leva, S; Manzolini, G; Molinaroli, L; Pedranzini, F; Simonetti, R

Thermal and electric performances of roll-bond flat plate applied to conventional PV modules for heat recovery Journal Article

Applied Thermal Engineering, 105 , pp. 304–313, 2016.

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2015

Dolara, A; Leva, S; Manzolini, G

Comparison of different physical models for PV power output prediction Journal Article

Solar Energy, 119 , pp. 83–99, 2015.

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Bombarda, P; Invernizzi, C

Binary liquid metal–organic Rankine cycle for small power distributed high efficiency systems Journal Article

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 229 (2), pp. 192–209, 2015.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biomass, ORC, Renewables, Solar

2014

Dolara, A; Leva, S; Manzolini, G; Ogliari, E

Investigation on performance decay on photovoltaic modules: Snail trails and cell microcracks Journal Article

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 4 (5), pp. 1204–1211, 2014.

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Binotti, M; Manzolini, G; Zhu, G

An alternative methodology to treat solar radiation data for the optical efficiency estimate of different types of collectors Journal Article

Solar Energy, 110 , pp. 807–817, 2014.

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2013

Bombarda, Paola; Invernizzi, Costante; Gaia, Mario

Performance Analysis of OTEC Plants With Multilevel Organic Rankine Cycle and Solar Hybridization Journal Article

Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 135 (4), pp. 042302, 2013, ISSN: 0742-4795.

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Binotti, M; Zhu, G; Gray, A; Manzolini, G; Silva, P

Geometric analysis of three-dimensional effects of parabolic trough collectors Journal Article

Solar Energy, 88 , pp. 88–96, 2013.

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Angelini, G; Lucchini, A; Manzolini, G

Comparison of thermocline molten salt storage performances to commercial two-tank configuration Inproceedings

Energy Procedia, pp. 694–704, 2013.

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Rinaldi, F; Binotti, M; Giostri, A; Manzolini, G

Comparison of linear and point focus collectors in solar power plants Inproceedings

Energy Procedia, pp. 1491–1500, 2013.

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Giostri, A; Binotti, M; Silva, P; MacChi, E; Manzolini, G

Comparison of two linear collectors in solar thermal plants: Parabolic trough versus Fresnel Journal Article

Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, 135 (1), 2013.

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Dolara, A; Lazaroiu, G C; Leva, S; Manzolini, G

Experimental investigation of partial shading scenarios on PV (photovoltaic) modules Journal Article

Energy, 55 , pp. 466–475, 2013.

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2012

Binotti, M; Zhu, G; Gray, A; Manzolini, G

An analytical approach treating three-dimensional geometrical effects of parabolic trough collectors Inproceedings

World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen, pp. 76–81, 2012.

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Giostri, A; Binotti, M; Astolfi, M; Silva, P; Macchi, E; Manzolini, G

Comparison of different solar plants based on parabolic trough technology Journal Article

Solar Energy, 86 (5), pp. 1208–1221, 2012.

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Manzolini, G; Giostri, A; Saccilotto, C; Silva, P; MacChi, E

A numerical model for off-design performance prediction of parabolic trough based solar power plants Journal Article

Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Transactions of the ASME, 134 (1), 2012.

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2011

Manzolini, G; Giostri, A; Saccilotto, C; Silva, P; Macchi, E

Development of an innovative code for the design of thermodynamic solar power plants part B: Performance assessment of commercial and innovative technologies Journal Article

Renewable Energy, 36 (9), pp. 2465–2473, 2011.

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Manzolini, G; Giostri, A; Saccilotto, C; Silva, P; Macchi, E

Development of an innovative code for the design of thermodynamic solar power plants part A: Code description and test case Journal Article

Renewable Energy, 36 (7), pp. 1993–2003, 2011.

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Astolfi, M; Xodo, L; Romano, M C; Macchi, E

Technical and economical analysis of a solar-geothermal hybrid plant based on an Organic Rankine Cycle Journal Article

Geothermics, 40 (1), pp. 58–68, 2011.

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Manzolini, G; Bellarmino, M; Macchi, E; Silva, P

Solar thermodynamic plants for cogenerative industrial applications in southern Europe Journal Article

Renewable Energy, 36 (1), pp. 235–243, 2011.

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Giostri, A; Binotti, M; Silva, P; Macchi, E; Manzolini, G

Comparison of two linear collectors in solar thermal plants: Parabolic trough vs fresnel Inproceedings

ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2011, pp. 621–630, 2011.

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2010

Giostri, A; Saccilotto, C; Silva, P; Macchi, E; Manzolini, G

A numerical model for off-design performance calculation of parabolic trough based solar power plants Inproceedings

ASME 2010 4th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2010, pp. 617–626, 2010.

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1984

Barutti, A; Pedrick, W G; Angelino, G; Gaia, M; Macchi, E

ANSALDO SOLAR THERMAL AND PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANTS LOCATED AT BALLAJURA, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Inproceedings

pp. 1572–1576, 1984.

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1979

Bado, G; Tomei, G; Angelino, G; Gaia, M; Macchi, E

ANSALDO 35 kW SOLAR POWER SYSTEM. Journal Article

Electric Power Research Institute (Report) EPRI EA, pp. 1090–1094, 1979.

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