publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

Assessment of optical performance of three non-tracking, non-imaging, external compound parabolic concentrators designed for high temperature solar thermal collector units

Cisneros, Jesus;
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  • Published: 01 May 2010
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Mexico
The objective of this thesis is to perform a preliminary optical assessment of the external compound parabolic concentrator (XCPC) component in three concentrating solar thermal units. Each solar thermal unit consists an optical element (the non-imaging concentrating reflector) and a thermal element (the evacuated glass tube solar absorber). The three concentrating solar thermal units discussed in this work are DEWAR 58, a direct flow all-glass dewar, DEWAR 47 an indirect flow all-glass dewar filled with thermal fluid and JIANG TUBE, a metal absorber with glass-to-metal seal. From the performance results, we will be able to determine the optical efficiency of th...
arXiv: Astrophysics::Instrumentation and Methods for AstrophysicsPhysics::Space Physics
free text keywords: Environmental Studies., Solar thermal collector units, Parabolic concentrators
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