Solar dish/engine systems

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Solar dish/engine systems convert the energy from the sun into electricity at a very high efficiency. Using a mirror array formed into the shape of a dish, the solar dish focuses the sun's rays onto a receiver. The receiver transmits the energy to an engine that generates electric power. Because of the high concentration ratios achievable with parabolic dishes and the small size of the receiver, solar dishes are efficient at collecting solar energy at very high temperatures. Tests of prototype systems and components at locations throughout the US have demonstrated net solar to electric conversion efficiencies as high as ... continued below

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Solar dish/engine systems convert the energy from the sun into electricity at a very high efficiency. Using a mirror array formed into the shape of a dish, the solar dish focuses the sun's rays onto a receiver. The receiver transmits the energy to an engine that generates electric power. Because of the high concentration ratios achievable with parabolic dishes and the small size of the receiver, solar dishes are efficient at collecting solar energy at very high temperatures. Tests of prototype systems and components at locations throughout the US have demonstrated net solar to electric conversion efficiencies as high as 30%. This is significantly higher than any other solar technology.

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  • Other: DE98005131
  • Report No.: DOE/GO--10097-407
  • Report No.: FS23101
  • Report No.: ON:DE98005131
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/654075 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 654075
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702655

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Solar dish/engine systems, report, April 1, 1998; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702655/: accessed August 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.