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Title: Viability aspects of paraboloidal dish solar collector systems
Authors: Kaushika, N D
Keywords: paraboloidal dish solar collectors
optical profile
short focal length
cavity designs
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: Renewable Energy, 3(6-7), 787-793p.
Abstract: The basic geometrical optics equations for multifaceted paraboloidal dish solar collectors are presented in the form helpful for engineering design. Trade-off strategies are discussed to establish a balance between many constraining factors related to system cost, survival, reliability and lifetime properties. Performance data for experimental dish collectors of 5 m diameter, involving undemanding accuracy of optical profile and short focal length (1.8 m), are presented. In this situation modified cavity and the semicavity receivers tend to have a higher efficiency than cavity designs. Current research and application trends of dish collector systems are indicated.
URI: http://eprint.iitd.ac.in/dspace/handle/2074/2318
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