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Title: Receiver for solar energy collector having improved aperture aspect

Abstract

A secondary concentrator for use in receiver systems for linear focusing primary concentrators is provided with reflector wings at each end. The wings increase the capture of light rays reflected from areas adjacent the rim of a primary concentrator, increasing the apparent aperture size of the absorber as viewed from the rim of the primary concentrator. The length, tilt, and curvature of the wing reflectors can be adjusted to provide an absorber having a desired aperture aspect.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Downers Grove, IL
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
864891
Patent Number(s):
4432345
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
receiver; solar; energy; collector; improved; aperture; aspect; secondary; concentrator; systems; linear; focusing; primary; concentrators; provided; reflector; wings; increase; capture; light; rays; reflected; adjacent; rim; increasing; apparent; size; absorber; viewed; length; tilt; curvature; reflectors; adjusted; provide; desired; secondary concentrator; energy collector; solar energy; light rays; primary concentrator; linear focus; /126/

Citation Formats

McIntire, William R. Receiver for solar energy collector having improved aperture aspect. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
McIntire, William R. Receiver for solar energy collector having improved aperture aspect. United States.
McIntire, William R. Sun . "Receiver for solar energy collector having improved aperture aspect". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864891.
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author = {McIntire, William R},
abstractNote = {A secondary concentrator for use in receiver systems for linear focusing primary concentrators is provided with reflector wings at each end. The wings increase the capture of light rays reflected from areas adjacent the rim of a primary concentrator, increasing the apparent aperture size of the absorber as viewed from the rim of the primary concentrator. The length, tilt, and curvature of the wing reflectors can be adjusted to provide an absorber having a desired aperture aspect.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
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