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|Title:||Construction Details and Performance Characteristics of a Parabolic Trough Collector System||Authors:||Lloyd, Stephen J.
Kalogirou, Soteris A.
Lloyd, Stephen J.
|Keywords:||Parabolic Trough Solar Collector||Issue Date:||1992||Source:||Proceedings of the International Conference on Applications of Solar and Renewable Energy Congress, Cairo Egypt, No. 40, pp. 437-446.||Abstract:||The construction details and the performance characteristics of a Parabolic Trough Solar Collector system are presented in this paper. Two main items of the system are presented namely; the collector and the tracking mechanism. From the results obtained the collector performance equation is given by: n = 0.642 - 0.441 (~T/I) The collector time constant is equal to 30 sec and its half acceptance angle is 0.5°. The tracking mechanism proved to be very reliable and accurate. Its maximum error is 0.2°. From all the above results it can concluded that the Parabolic Trough Collector System is a viable means for harnessing solar energy.||Description:||This paper is published in the International Conference on Applications of Solar and Renewable Energy Congress||URI:||http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/818|
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