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Title: Fabrication of trough-shaped solar collectors

Abstract

There is provided a radiant energy concentration and collection device formed of a one-piece thin-walled plastic substrate including a plurality of nonimaging troughs with certain metallized surfaces of the substrate serving as reflective side walls for each trough. The one-piece plastic substrate is provided with a seating surface at the bottom of each trough which conforms to the shape of an energy receiver to be seated therein.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Batavia, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863126
Patent Number(s):
4099515
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24S - SOLAR HEAT COLLECTORS
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fabrication; trough-shaped; solar; collectors; provided; radiant; energy; concentration; collection; device; formed; one-piece; thin-walled; plastic; substrate; including; plurality; nonimaging; troughs; metallized; surfaces; serving; reflective; walls; trough; seating; surface; bottom; conforms; shape; receiver; seated; therein; plastic substrate; solar collectors; collection device; solar collector; radiant energy; energy receiver; seating surface; substrate including; device formed; energy concentration; /126/136/

Citation Formats

Schertz, William W. Fabrication of trough-shaped solar collectors. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Schertz, William W. Fabrication of trough-shaped solar collectors. United States.
Schertz, William W. Sun . "Fabrication of trough-shaped solar collectors". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863126.
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abstractNote = {There is provided a radiant energy concentration and collection device formed of a one-piece thin-walled plastic substrate including a plurality of nonimaging troughs with certain metallized surfaces of the substrate serving as reflective side walls for each trough. The one-piece plastic substrate is provided with a seating surface at the bottom of each trough which conforms to the shape of an energy receiver to be seated therein.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
}

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