Freeze-Protection Heat Loss From a Parabolic-Trough Solar System

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E. K. May

Industrial Solar Technology, Lakewood, Colo. 80215

J. Sol. Energy Eng 106(2), 233-234 (May 01, 1984) (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3267586 History: Received August 10, 1983; Online November 11, 2009


The thermal energy required to prevent the freezing of water in an industrial parabolic trough solar system is quantified. Even in a cold climate, such as that of Denver, Colorado, thermal losses can be much less than 1 percent of the solar energy delivery.

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