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
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherAmerican Solar Energy Society
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2010
EventThe American Solar Energy Society (ASES) conference - Phoenix, (AZ), USA
Duration: 17 May 2010 → …

Conference

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

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