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multiple-panel cylindrical solar concentratorTrough composed of many panels concentrates Sun's energy on solar cells, even when trough is not pointed directly at Sun. Tolerates deviation as great as 5 degrees from direction of sun. For terrestrial applications, multiple-flat-plate design offers potential cost reduction and ease of fabrication.
Document ID
19820000336
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Brown, E. M.
(Hughes Aircraft Co.)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1983
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 7
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGY
Report/Patent Number
NPO-15627
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.