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Development Of The Compound Parabolic Collector For Photo-Thermal And Photo-Voltaic Applications
Author(s): Roland Winston
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Paper Abstract

We describe principles of design and experimental tests of the compound parabolic collector (CPC) concept for concentrating solar energy onto a receiver. Because of its wide angle of acceptance, the CPC can concentrate solar energy up to a factor ten without diurnal tracking of the sun, making it well suited for use in applications as a source of relatively high temperature (150 - 400°F) heat or an optical concentrator to reduce surface area requirements of photovoltaic cells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 1976
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0068, Optics in Solar Energy Utilization I, (16 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.978112
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Roland Winston, University of Chicago (United States)

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

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