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TECHNICAL BRIEF

Compound Circular Reflector of a Novel Design for Evacuated Tubular Collectors

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C. J. Zhao, H. Baba

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kitami Institute of Technology, 165 Koen-cho Kitami, Hokkaido 090-8507, Japan

K. Kanayama

1-14-203, 3-jo 4-chome Teine-honcho Teine-ku, Sapporo 006-0023, Japan e-mail: kanayakm@poplar.ocn.ne.jp

J. Sol. Energy Eng 124(1), 83-86 (Jul 01, 2001) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1435649 History: Received March 01, 1998; Revised July 01, 2001
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Compound circular reflector (CCR)  
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Relation between Ur and β, P and β, Wr and β for compound circular reflector (CCR)
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Relation between η0 and P for compound circular reflector (CCR)
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The cross-sectional shape of the CCR mass-produced

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