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Design optimisation of compound parabolic concentrator (cpc) for improved performance

Abd Rahman, Rahisham and M. Isa, M. and H., H. Goh (2015) Design optimisation of compound parabolic concentrator (cpc) for improved performance. In: 17th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Technology (ICEET 2015), 28-29 May 2015, Tokyo , Jepun.


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A compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) is a well known non-imaging concentrator that will concentrate the solar radiation onto receiver (PV cell). This is also will lead to the decreases of concentration ratio but it will be negligible. In this paper, the flux distribution of untruncated and truncated 2-D hollow compound parabolic trough concentrator (hCPTC) design is presented. The untruncated design has initial height, H=193.4mm with concentration ratio, C_(2-D)=4. This paper presents the optical simulation of compound parabolic trough concentrator using raytracing software TracePro. Results showed that, after the truncation, the height of CPC reduced 45% from initial height with the geometrical concentration ratio only decrease 10%. Thus, the cost of reflector and material dielectric usage can be saved especially at manufacturing site

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: compound parabolic trough concentrator; optical modeling; ray-tracing analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807-830 Renewable energy sources
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Power Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 04:31
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 06:31
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6979
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