This study presents a simulation based optimization study of a multi-tube trapezoidal cavity receiver of a
Linear Fresnel Collector plant in Pretoria, South Africa. A comprehensive optimization study - an optical, thermal and
economic optimization study - based on realistic simulations of these objective goals on an annual basis for such a plant
is presented in this paper. This paper could be used as an applicable guideline for future researchers who work on the
optimization of Concentrated Solar Power Plants.