17 November 1978 System Designs For Low Cost-Low Ratio Solar Concentrators
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This paper explores recent work in low cost - low ratio concentrating solar collectors. To keep cost low, stationary systems are assumed, a concentration of at least two to three is desired. Relatively even energy distribution at the receiver, minimal loss of diffuse radiation and simple low cost surfaces are important additional criteria. A brief discussion of stationary imaging and non-imaging collectors is presented. Examples of non-imaging collectors incorporating booster and trapping designs indicates features of potentially cost effective system designs.
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T.Michael Knasel, "System Designs For Low Cost-Low Ratio Solar Concentrators", Proc. SPIE 0161, Optics Applied to Solar Energy IV, (17 November 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956867; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956867

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