Computer Designed Solar Concentrator

O. Aliman, I. Daut, C.S. Lim, M. Isa, and M.R. Adzman (Malaysia)


Solar Energy, Solar Concentrator, Optical Receiver, Heliostat.


This paper discusses a computer designed optical concentrator, which is providing efficient solar energy transfer to a Stirling Engine. The receiver can make line focusing onto the absorber of Stirling engine located at its truncated vertex. A prototype optical concentrator has been built and its functionality in a heliostat-Stirling system is demonstrated in University of Technology Malaysia. The computer-simulated characteristics of the receiver as well as the experimental data of its performance are included in this paper.

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