Non-Tracking Wide-Angle Concentrators for Industrial Process Heat (2014)

This presentation was presented at the 2014 UC Solar Research Symposium held in San Francisco at the University of California on 17 October 2014. The author of this Solar Heat for Industrial Processes Project is Professor Roland Winston, Director of the Advanced Solar Technologies Institute at the University of California Merced.

This is the technical presentation of a project which took place in Mongolia. Solarthermalworld.org already uploaded an article on this project.

The presentation provides technical details of External Compound Parabolic Concentrator (XCPC), a novel non-tracking solar thermal collector for industrial process heat. Compared to traditional flat plate or vacuum tube collectors, the XCPC is efficient for temperature between 100º and 250ºC. According to Professor Winston, the XPCC can be used for commercial applications like absorption cooling, desalinization, boiler preheating, dehydration, oil field steam extraction, sterilization and adverse water treatment. 

The presentation also includes data and pictures from the demonstration projects held in California, Mongolia and Dubai. Dubai and Mongolia presents extreme weather and climat conditions; according to Professor Winston, “if it works in Mongolia, it will work anywhere”.

Author: Roland Winston

Date: 2014

Pages: 35

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