Comparison of the solar concentrating properties of truncated hexagonal, pyramidal and circular cones

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  • The concentrating properties of specularly reflecting pyramids, hexagons and circular cones are examined. The concentration factor is determined as a function of the coefficient of reflection and the shape and orientation of the incident sunlight. Reflector designs allowing multiple reflections for both normal and oblique incidence are considered. © 1977 SPIE. All right received.
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  • Burkhard DG; Shealy DL; Strobel GL
  • Start Page

  • 67
  • End Page

  • 94
  • Volume

  • 114