Optical analysis and comparison of single-sided absorber CPC (SSACPC) and double-sided absorber CPC (DSAPC) collectors

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Abstract

This paper presents an optical analysis and comparative study of external concentrating single-sided absorber CPC (SSACPC) and double-sided absorber CPC (DSACPC)collectors designed to enhance the collection of solar radiation. This analysis forms part of a much larger study aimed at reducing system losses, improving thermal performances and temperature enhancement of evacuated heat pipe collectors for use in higher temperature applications such as solar powered refrigeration systems. Ray trace analysis using different incident angles of solar radiation, optical efficiency and related optical losses, angular acceptance and flux distribution of the designed external concentrating reflectors for the full and truncated SSACPC collectors were computed using a two dimensional ray-trace technique and compared to that of a full and truncated DSACPC collectors
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2010
EventThe American Solar Energy Society (ASES) conference - Phoenix, (AZ), USA
Duration: 17 May 2010 → …

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ConferenceThe American Solar Energy Society (ASES) conference
Period17/05/10 → …

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Solar radiation
Trace analysis
Optical losses
High temperature applications
Heat pipes
Refrigeration
Fluxes
Temperature
Hot Temperature

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Nchelatebe Nkwetta, D, Smyth, M, Zacharopoulos, A & Hyde, T 2010, Optical analysis and comparison of single-sided absorber CPC (SSACPC) and double-sided absorber CPC (DSAPC) collectors. in Unknown Host Publication. The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) conference, 17/05/10.

Optical analysis and comparison of single-sided absorber CPC (SSACPC) and double-sided absorber CPC (DSAPC) collectors. / Nchelatebe Nkwetta, Dan; Smyth, Mervyn; Zacharopoulos, Aggelos; Hyde, Trevor.

Unknown Host Publication. 2010.

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