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Concentrating sunlight from an immobile primary mirror: ray-tracing results
Author(s): Steven C. Rogers; Matt Kinni; Connor Barickman; Greg Chavoor; Nik Glazar; Peter V. Schwartz
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Paper Abstract

Writing optimization code for commercially available ray-tracing software, we explore variations of concentrator geometry where sunlight is first incident onto a stationary primary mirror of circular cross section. The reflected light is incident onto a smaller, secondary moveable mirror which focuses the light onto a target. Simulations show concentrations on the order of 30 solar equivalents are possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7059, Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems V, 70590A (9 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.813584
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Steven C. Rogers, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Matt Kinni, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Connor Barickman, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Greg Chavoor, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Nik Glazar, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)
Peter V. Schwartz, California Polytechnic State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7059:
Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems V
Roland Winston; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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