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

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Kothdiwala, A. F., Eames, Philip Charles, Norton, Brian and Zacharopoulos, Aggelos (1999) Comparison between inverted absorber asymmetric and symmetric tubular-absorbercompound parabolic concentrating solar collectors. Renewable Energy, 18 . pp. 277-281. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/S0960-1481(98)00786-1

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.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
ID Code:16075
Deposited By:Dr Aggelos Zacharopoulos
Deposited On:28 Oct 2010 13:44
Last Modified:20 Mar 2014 11:22

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