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.
KeywordsSolar Energy Central Receiver Solar Angle Energy Distribution System Tower Height
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