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Solar Power Collector Breadboard Test Program
Author(s): Norman S. Goralnick
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Paper Abstract

Itek's objective in the field of high temperature solar energy has been to develop an efficient and inexpensive method of collecting the sun's energy - ultimately for use in a solar-thermal-electric power plant. A unique and simple concept has emerged in the development process. On the basis of that concept, Itek received a grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a Solar Power Collector Breadboard Test Program. *This paper describes Itek's collector approach and discusses the test program. A summary is given including the program objectives, hardware problems encountered, corrective actions taken, performance measurements and evaluation, and results of a preliminary operational system cost analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 1976
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0068, Optics in Solar Energy Utilization I, (16 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.978110
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Norman S. Goralnick, Itek Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0068:
Optics in Solar Energy Utilization I
Yale Katz, Editor(s)

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