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A New Troughlike Nonimaging Solar Concentrator

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Eduardo A. Rincón, Fidel A. Osorio

Facultad de Ingenierı́a, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Cerro de Coatepec, C.U., 50130 Toluca, México

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(1), 51-54 (Jun 01, 2001) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1435650 History: Received April 01, 2001; Revised June 01, 2001
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Reflection of extreme rays impinging on the extreme point of parabola with a rim angle θr
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Envelope of reflection rays from those entering at an angle +θ0
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Envelope curves of the reflected rays entering to the concentrator at the angle +θ0 (full envelope curve) and −θ0
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Shape of the receiver for different values of rim angle, for an acceptance half angle θ0=15 dega) θr=30 deg,b) θr=50 deg,c) θr=70 deg, and d) θr=96.3909 deg
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Geometric concentration C as a function of rim angle θr, for an acceptance half angle θ0=15 deg (Cmax=1.6729 for θr=96.3909)
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Sketch of the new concentrator for θ0=15 deg

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