The Tracking of the Sun for Solar Paraboloidal Dish Concentrators

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S. Shanmugam

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli-620 015, India

W. Christraj

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Angalamman Engg. College, Tiruchirappalli-621 105, India

J. Sol. Energy Eng 127(1), 156-160 (Feb 07, 2005) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1824103 History: Received March 03, 2004; Revised June 15, 2004; Online February 07, 2005
Copyright © 2004 by American Institute of Physics
Topics: Solar energy
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