Parabolic Solar Concentrator
This Parabolic Solar Concentrator is designed to be a practical testing facility for reflectors and absorbers. It is composed
of three divisions that would test and compare the efficiency for various types of reflectors and/or absorbers.
The Parabolic Solar Concentrator implemented was used to test and compare glass-glass vacuum tube absorbers and copper pipe
absorbers, in addition to polished aluminum reflectors and mirror strip reflectors. The tracking system of this testing apparatus
was designed and developed at Notre Dame University labs in Lebanon. This unit is currently being used as a testing apparatus for
laboratory experiments. The design received the first price at the LIRA conference in 2005.
|Min/Max Ground Clearance||20cm/60cm|
|Material||Glass-glass Vacuum Tube|
|Number of Tubes||3|
|Tubes Dimension||47 x 1500 mm|
|Absorbent Surface||3 x 0.007 sqm|
|Tube’s Fluid Capacity||1.2 Liters|
|Location of Focal Line||15.3 cm|
|Dimensions||66.7 x 140 cm|
Solar Parabolic Concentrator