Analysis of Concentrating Collectors of Energy from a Distant Point Source
A procedure to analyze the energy leaving a point source, being reflected from one surface, and striking another was applied to focusing collectors. This very flexible method is independent of flux, magnitude of reflectivity (it must be specular), or location of the source. It was applied to parabolic and circular cylindrical reflector surfaces for three different materials when the source was a function of wavelength. Besides finding the overall collector efficiency, the flux striking the receiver, the monochromatic collector efficiency as a function of wavelength, and the spatial collector efficiency as a function of the reflector position are present.
D. C. Look and P. D. Sundvold, "Analysis of Concentrating Collectors of Energy from a Distant Point Source," Solar Energy, Elsevier, Jan 1983.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0038-092X(83)90171-8
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