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Theoretical Study of CPC with Flat Plate Absorber for Water Heating System


Nilesh Ramesh Mahajan , G.F?s Godavari College of Engineering,Jalgaon,Maharashtra; Prof. V. H. Patil, G.F?s Godavari College of Engineering,Jalgaon,Maharashtra


Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC), Solar Collector, Flat Plate Absorber, Truncated Reflectors, Non-Imaging Concentrator


A large amount of energy is available from sun. The sun energy is transferred to earth in form of radiation, its more than that is used by us. Research is continuously being done to capture more and more energy from sun. The device which is used to collect heat from the sun in the form of radiation and transfer this heat energy to the working fluid is known as collector. There are two main types of collector 1) flat plate collector 2) concentrating collector. The concentrating collectors are sub divided into two types a) focusing/imaging type b) non- focusing/non-imaging type. CPC consist of two parabolic reflectors at left and right side of absorber plate. Function of reflector is to reflect the incident solar radiation towards the absorber plate. Absorber plate is painted with black coating in order to maximize the absorption of solar radiation. In this study a truncated CPC with flat plate absorber is design as a modification of conventional CPC concentrator. The design is intended to reduce height of reflectors thus in terms to reduce the weight and cost of the system. The design criteria, mathematical formulation as well as construction is presented in this study.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I41087
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 4
Publication Date: 01/07/2017
Page(s): 1067-1069

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