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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research-Article
J. Sol. Energy Eng. November 2012, 134(4): 041005.
Published Online: July 5, 2012
.... parabolic trough concentrating solar power optical performance optical analysis intercept factor Parabolic trough collectors are one of the main concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies used in commercial utility-scale power generation plants [ 1 ]. As a means to collect solar energy...
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Technical Papers
J. Sol. Energy Eng. August 2004, 126(3): 827–832.
Published Online: July 19, 2004
... large aperture and high concentration ratio of PETAL render the direct characterization of its optical performance a nontrivial task. We have applied a variety of methods in order to assess PETAL ’s optical quality. These include imaging the full moon and Jupiter at night, and analysis of the 3-D...