Study of Applications of Parabolic Trough Solar Collector Technology in Mexican Industry Academic Article in Scopus uri icon

abstract

  • © 2016 The Authors. In Mexico, a local enterprise has developed a parabolic trough solar collector to produce thermal energy. This collector has modular characteristics and it has been installed in some industries around the country to meet the thermal load for their processes or diminish the consumption of fossil fuels. Besides this, a local university has made a computational program that predicts the energy output of system with this type of solar collector. This paper presents the results of two systems installed comparing the results with computational and experimental data.
  • © 2016 The Authors.In Mexico, a local enterprise has developed a parabolic trough solar collector to produce thermal energy. This collector has modular characteristics and it has been installed in some industries around the country to meet the thermal load for their processes or diminish the consumption of fossil fuels. Besides this, a local university has made a computational program that predicts the energy output of system with this type of solar collector. This paper presents the results of two systems installed comparing the results with computational and experimental data.

publication date

  • January 1, 2016
  • January 1, 2016