Accession Number : ADD011149

Title :   Solar Energy Concentrator System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Folino,F A

Report Date : 12 Jun 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A solar energy concentrator system having a plurality of concentrator arrays with each of the arrays being made up of a plurality of adjacent longitudinally extending concentrator modules. Each of the concentrator modules has a semi-cylindrically-shaped housing and a semi-cylindrically-shaped cover in order to form an overall cylindrically-shaped structure which provides protection from adverse environmental conditions and withstands high wind loads. Situated within the cover and connected to the housing is a parabolically-shaped concentrator. The concentrator is made up of a plurality of parallelogram-shaped reflector panels mounted adjacent one another on a bias. This arrangement permits the ends of the panels to overlap adjacent modules so as to provide a substantially continuous reflector surface.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Solar energy, *Solar collectors, *Solar panels, Solar generators, Reflectors, Arrays, Cylindrical bodies, Parallel orientation, Solar Cells, Housings, Coverings, Shadows, Adverse conditions, Environments, Structural properties, High velocity, Wind, Weather, Protection

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE