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Occasionally Tilted Low Concentration Parabolic Collectors For Industrial Heat
Author(s): D. R. Mills
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Paper Abstract

A computer simulation study of the performance of occasionally tilt-adjusted, low concentration parabolic trough collectors using evacuated tube absorbers is presented. Using manual adjustment of 20 times per year, 3-4X concentrators appear to be most suitable for moderate temperature applications (100-200°C). Annual output is comparable to that of stationary concentrators in spite of a higher operating temperature, and relative cost-effectiveness is extremely promising compared to stationary designs because of a low absorber tube requirement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1984
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0441, Intl Conf on Nonimaging Concentrators, (5 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.937703
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D. R. Mills, University of Sydney (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0441:
Intl Conf on Nonimaging Concentrators
Mitchell C. Ruda, Editor(s)

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