Cylindrical and flat solar collector geometries: Theory and experiment

R. John Koshel, Greg P. Smestad, Daniel Shull, Peter Stephens, Tim Healy

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Abstract

Comparisons between theory, ray-tracing, and experiments for flat and cylindrical PVpanels are made. Results show agreement, with cylindrical geometries working better in the morning and afternoon, while flat panels work better around noon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2012
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2012 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: Nov 11 2012Nov 14 2012

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2012
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period11/11/1211/14/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    John Koshel, R., Smestad, G. P., Shull, D., Stephens, P., & Healy, T. (2012). Cylindrical and flat solar collector geometries: Theory and experiment. In Optics for Solar Energy, OSE 2012 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).