Comparison between inverted absorber asymmetric and symmetric tubular-absorbercompound parabolic concentrating solar collectors

A. F. Kothdiwala, Philip Charles Eames, Brian Norton, Aggelos Zacharopoulos

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Abstract

The Hottel-Whiller-Bliss characteristics of particular comparable examples of asymmetric and symmetric compound parabolic concentrating solar energy collectors are presented. It is shown that over the relevant range of operating conditions at an optimum absorber configuration an asymmetric inverted flat absorber compound parabolic concentrating collector has a solar conversion efficiency 10%-15% greater than a comparable tubular absorber symmetric compound parabolic concentrating collector.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-281
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999

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