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Title: Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector

Abstract

A device is provided for improving the thermal efficiency of a cylindrical radiant energy collector. A channel is placed next to and in close proximity to the nonreflective side of an energy reflective wall of a cylindrical collector. A coolant is piped through the channel and removes a portion of the nonreflective energy incident on the wall which is absorbed by the wall. The energy transferred to the coolant may be utilized in a useful manner.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7359589
Assignee:
Energy Research and Development Administration
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PARABOLIC REFLECTORS; COOLING; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; CONFIGURATION; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; SOLAR REFLECTORS; 141000* - Solar Collectors & Concentrators

Citation Formats

Chao, B T, and Rabl, A. Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector. United States: N. p., 1975. Web.
Chao, B T, & Rabl, A. Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector. United States.
Chao, B T, and Rabl, A. Fri . "Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector". United States.
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title = {Means of increasing efficiency of CPC solar energy collector},
author = {Chao, B T and Rabl, A},
abstractNote = {A device is provided for improving the thermal efficiency of a cylindrical radiant energy collector. A channel is placed next to and in close proximity to the nonreflective side of an energy reflective wall of a cylindrical collector. A coolant is piped through the channel and removes a portion of the nonreflective energy incident on the wall which is absorbed by the wall. The energy transferred to the coolant may be utilized in a useful manner.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1975},
month = {6}
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