Cylindrical and flat solar collector geometries

Theory and experiment

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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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 InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2012
EventOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2012 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: Nov 11 2012Nov 14 2012

Other

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

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noon
morning
Solar collectors
Ray tracing
ray tracing
Geometry
geometry
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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

Cylindrical and flat solar collector geometries : Theory and experiment. / Koshel, Richard John; Smestad, Greg P.; Shull, Daniel; Stephens, Peter; Healy, Tim.

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Koshel, RJ, Smestad, GP, Shull, D, Stephens, P & Healy, T 2012, Cylindrical and flat solar collector geometries: Theory and experiment. in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. Optics for Solar Energy, OSE 2012, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 11/11/12.
Koshel RJ, Smestad GP, Shull D, Stephens P, Healy T. Cylindrical and flat solar collector geometries: Theory and experiment. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2012
Koshel, Richard John ; Smestad, Greg P. ; Shull, Daniel ; Stephens, Peter ; Healy, Tim. / Cylindrical and flat solar collector geometries : Theory and experiment. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2012.
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