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

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Nchelatebe Nkwetta, Dan, Smyth, Mervyn, Zacharopoulos, Aggelos and Hyde, Trevor (2010) Optical analysis and comparison of single-sided absorber CPC (SSACPC) and double-sided absorber CPC (DSAPC) collectors. In: The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) conference, Phoenix, (AZ), USA. American Solar Energy Society. 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://www.ases.org/papers/028.pdf

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

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
ID Code:20035
Deposited By:Dr Aggelos Zacharopoulos
Deposited On:28 Sep 2011 09:32
Last Modified:28 Sep 2011 09:55

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