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Solar Concentrators Manufacture And Automation, Ernst Kussul, Tetyana Baydyk, Alberto Escalante Estrada, Maria Tersa Rodriguez Gonzalez, Donald C. Wunsch Apr 2019

Solar Concentrators Manufacture And Automation, Ernst Kussul, Tetyana Baydyk, Alberto Escalante Estrada, Maria Tersa Rodriguez Gonzalez, Donald C. Wunsch

Electrical and Computer Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

Solar energy is one of the most promising types of renewable energy. Flat facet solar concentrators were proposed to decrease the cost of materials needed for production. They used small flat mirrors for approximation of parabolic dish surface. The first prototype of flat facet solar concentrators was made in Australia in 1982. Later various prototypes of flat facet solar concentrators were proposed. It was shown that the cost of materials for these prototypes is much lower than the material cost of conventional parabolic dish solar concentrators. To obtain the overall low cost of flat facet concentrators it is necessary to ...