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Record 19 of 3557
High-efficiency solar concentrator
Author and Affiliation:
Lansing, F. L.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Dorman, J.(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, DSN Engineering Section, Pasadena, Calif., United States)
Abstract: A new type of solar concentrator is presented using liquid lenses and simple translational tracking mechanism. The concentrator achieves a 100:1 nominal concentration ratio and is compared in performance with a flat-plate collector having two sheets of glazing and non-selective coating. The results of the thermal analysis show that higher temperatures can be obtained with the concentrator than is possible with the non-concentrator flat-plate type. Furthermore, the thermal efficiency far exceeds that of the comparative flat-plate type for all operating conditions.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1980
Document ID:
19800053783
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 80A37953
Subject Category: ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Publication Information: SEE A80-37937 15-44
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: Solar energy: International progress; June 16-22, 1978; Cairo; Egypt
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS7-100
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 12p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CONCENTRATORS; ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY; PERFORMANCE TESTS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR ENERGY CONVERSION; ENERGY TECHNOLOGY; FLAT PLATES; HIGH TEMPERATURE; LENSES; LIQUIDS; LOW COST; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; THERMODYNAMIC EFFICIENCY; TRACKING (POSITION); TRANSLATIONAL MOTION
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Solar energy: International progress; Proceedings of the International Symposium-Workshop, Cairo, Egypt, June 16-22, 1978. Volume 1. (A80-37937 15-44) New York, Pergamon Press, Inc., 1980, p. 392-403.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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