Novel Solar Concentrator Trough with Front-side Support Structure
Invention House LLC proposes to lower the initial cost of solar energy by minimizing the material used in the reflector of a concentrating trough. Placing the support structure on the front (sun) side and using a thin reflecting membrane will reduce material usage and cost by approximately 66%. The system is capable of producing boiling hot water for use in grain drying, food processing, and sterilization. This phase 1 project aims to show the feasibility of such a design by delivering a working prototype capable of heat collection.
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INVENTION HOUSE, LLC
414 E CLINTON PL Saint Louis, MO 63122-6402
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