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Thermal Efficiency of a Concentrating Solar Collector Under High-Vacuum

Version 1 : Received: 7 January 2020 / Approved: 9 January 2020 / Online: 9 January 2020 (05:31:26 CET)

How to cite: De Maio, D.; D' Alessandro, C.; De Luca, D.; Musto, M.; Di Gennaro, E.; Rotondo, G.; Russo, R. Thermal Efficiency of a Concentrating Solar Collector Under High-Vacuum. Preprints 2020, 2020010072 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0072.v1). De Maio, D.; D' Alessandro, C.; De Luca, D.; Musto, M.; Di Gennaro, E.; Rotondo, G.; Russo, R. Thermal Efficiency of a Concentrating Solar Collector Under High-Vacuum. Preprints 2020, 2020010072 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202001.0072.v1).

Abstract

A new frontier in solar thermal panel technology can be a high vacuum collector, thick enough to be equipped with solar concentrators based on non-imaging optics, such as the Compound Parabolic Concentrators (CPC). The high vacuum technology guarantees higher operating temperatures thanks to the enhanced thermal insulation, which leads to pay particular attention to the absorber radiative emission. In this paper by means of numerical simulations we compare the efficiency of a flat selective solar absorber under high vacuum to the efficiency of a CPC under high-vacuum collector.

Subject Areas

solar energy; Compound Parabolic Concentrators (CPC); high vacuum insulated solar collectors

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