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A Tower-Top Point Focus Solar Energy Collector

  • A. F. Hildebrandt
  • L. L. Vant-Hull

Abstract

Temperatures over 1000 C appear possible with a large segmented Fresnel mirror consisting of independent hydraulically or electrically steered heliostats constructed of flat mirrors. In order that the redirected solar radiation from a square mile be intercepted, a central receiver must be elevated well above the mirror field on a tower of about 450 meters height. A square mile collector would produce heat at a peak rate of 500 MWT in the winter and 700 MWT in the summer.

Keywords

Solar Energy Central Receiver Solar Angle Energy Distribution System Tower Height 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. F. Hildebrandt
    • 1
  • L. L. Vant-Hull
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

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