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Parabolic dish collector

December 14, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Using parabolic dishes is a well-tested approach to concentrate solar radiation, and was an early experimental tool at many locations worldwide. The optical efficiency of parabolic dishes is considerably higher than that of trough, LFR or power tower systems because the mirror is always pointed directly at the sun, whereas the trough, LFR and power tower have a reduction in projected area due to a frequent low angle of incidence of the solar radiation. A schematic is shown in Figure.

A typical Parabolic dish collector system

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