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dc.contributor.authorPiratheepan, M
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, T
dc.identifier.citationSolar2014: The 52nd Annual Conference of the Australian Solar Council held at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, 2014-05-08 to 2014-05-09
dc.description.abstractIn this study two possible configurations for a static low concentration ratio façade integrated concentrator were examined using optical ray tracing; the first incorporating a parabolic reflector and the second using a flat reflector element. Subsequently an experimental apparatus was developed and testing conducted to validate the findings of the ray tracing. It was shown that the illumination provided by a parabolic reflector was non-uniform and that this could result in premature failure of the absorber. Further, it was found that a flat booster reflector offered similar variation in concentration ratio to that observed with a parabolic reflector, but provided more uniform illumination. As such, it would appear that a flat reflector provides an ideal compromise for such building integrated solar systems.
dc.publisherSolar 2014 Conference & Expo
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dc.subjectFlat reflectors
dc.subjectLocal concentration
dc.subjectBuilding integration
dc.titleExperimental evaluation of low concentration collectors for façade applications
dc.typeConference Contribution
aut.conference.typeOral Presentation - Paper Presentation

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