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Improved design for linear Fresnel reflector systems

M. Collares-Pereira1,2, D. Canavarro1,2, and J. Chaves3     1Largo Marques de Marialva, Evora, Portugal     2University of Evora, Evora, Portugal     3Light Prescriptions Innovators, Madrid, Spain

Abstract

This chapter presents several advances in the design of linear Fresnel reflector (LFR) systems. These advances are aimed to increase the concentration factor and cost-effectiveness of LFR systems through the use of the concepts and tools of non-imaging optics (NIO). The chapter provides the general introduction of the problem, some of the most important definitions regarding solar concentration such as etendue and concentration acceptance product), and several LFR solutions based on different ...

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