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System Designs For Low Cost-Low Ratio Solar Concentrators
Author(s): T.Michael Knasel
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Paper Abstract

This paper explores recent work in low cost - low ratio concentrating solar collectors. To keep cost low, stationary systems are assumed, a concentration of at least two to three is desired. Relatively even energy distribution at the receiver, minimal loss of diffuse radiation and simple low cost surfaces are important additional criteria. A brief discussion of stationary imaging and non-imaging collectors is presented. Examples of non-imaging collectors incorporating booster and trapping designs indicates features of potentially cost effective system designs.

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Date Published: 17 November 1978
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0161, Optics Applied to Solar Energy IV, (17 November 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956867
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T.Michael Knasel, Science Applications, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0161:
Optics Applied to Solar Energy IV
Keith D. Masterson, Editor(s)

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