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Solar Collectors Using Total Internal Reflections
Author(s): N. S. Kapany
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1977
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0085, Solar Energy Utilization II, (15 February 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.954951
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N. S. Kapany, University of California and KAPTRON, INC. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0085:
Solar Energy Utilization II

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