A Small-scale Concentrating Solar Thermal System Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • 2014 SPIE. The initial prototype design and characterization of a small-scale concentrating solar thermal system will be presented. A large Fresnel lens, with an area of 0.77 square meters on a two-axis tracking mount, is used to concentrate the solar energy and focus it to an area of a few square centimeters. The system design and the first prototype testing will be discussed. By leveraging concentration to achieve the maximum solar-to-thermal energy efficiency and low cost, the system is unique compared to currently available residential hot water systems.

name of conference

  • High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications IX

published proceedings

  • HIGH AND LOW CONCENTRATOR SYSTEMS FOR SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATIONS IX

author list (cited authors)

  • Madsen, C., Schulz, A., Wu, W., Sosa, A., Huang, R., Mohamed, T., Atkins, R., & Simcik, J.

complete list of authors

  • Madsen, C||Schulz, A||Wu, W||Sosa, A||Huang, R||Mohamed, T||Atkins, R||Simcik, J

editor list (cited editors)

  • Plesniak, A. P., & Pfefferkorn, C.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014 11:11 AM