Proceedings PaperSolar Collectors Using Total Internal Reflections
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This paper describes various configurations of solar collectors and components employing the phenomenon of total reflection. A double glazed window using "Optical Ribs" has been developed to yield high light transmission and ruggedness. Conical wedges are developed for use as energy concentrators as well as "Optical Valves" Dielectric compound concentrators with flat, parabolic, and elliptical reflecting surfaces will be described with various applications.