Test results, Industrial Solar Technology parabolic trough solar collector

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Sandia National Laboratories and Industrial Solar Technology are cost-sharing development of advanced parabolic trough technology. As part of this effort, several configurations of an IST solar collector were tested to determine the collector efficiency and thermal losses with black chrome and black nickel receiver selective coatings, combined with aluminized film and silver film reflectors, using standard Pyrex{reg_sign} and anti-reflective coated Pyrex{reg_sign} glass receiver envelopes. The development effort has been successful, producing an advanced collector with 77% optical efficiency, using silver-film reflectors, a black nickel receiver coating, and a solgel anti-reflective glass receiver envelope. For each receiver configuration, performance equations were ... continued below

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Dudley, V.E.; Evans, L.R. & Matthews, C.W. November 1, 1995.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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Sandia National Laboratories and Industrial Solar Technology are cost-sharing development of advanced parabolic trough technology. As part of this effort, several configurations of an IST solar collector were tested to determine the collector efficiency and thermal losses with black chrome and black nickel receiver selective coatings, combined with aluminized film and silver film reflectors, using standard Pyrex{reg_sign} and anti-reflective coated Pyrex{reg_sign} glass receiver envelopes. The development effort has been successful, producing an advanced collector with 77% optical efficiency, using silver-film reflectors, a black nickel receiver coating, and a solgel anti-reflective glass receiver envelope. For each receiver configuration, performance equations were empirically derived relating collector efficiency and thermal losses to the operating temperature. Finally, equations were derived showing collector performance as a function of input insolation value, incident angle, and operating temperature.

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  • Other: DE96006450
  • Report No.: SAND--94-1117
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/211613 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 211613
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670934

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Dudley, V.E.; Evans, L.R. & Matthews, C.W. Test results, Industrial Solar Technology parabolic trough solar collector, report, November 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670934/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.