Parabolic Trough Collector Prototypes for Low-Temperature Process Heat

  • Gianluca Coccia
  • Giovanni Di Nicola
  • Alejandro Hidalgo

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Gianluca Coccia, Giovanni Di Nicola, Alejandro Hidalgo
    Pages 1-11
  3. Gianluca Coccia, Giovanni Di Nicola, Alejandro Hidalgo
    Pages 13-39
  4. Gianluca Coccia, Giovanni Di Nicola, Alejandro Hidalgo
    Pages 41-53
  5. Gianluca Coccia, Giovanni Di Nicola, Alejandro Hidalgo
    Pages 55-67
  6. Gianluca Coccia, Giovanni Di Nicola, Alejandro Hidalgo
    Pages 69-80

About this book


This book provides a technical overview of low-cost parabolic trough collector (PTCs) prototypes for low-temperature heat demand. It begins with a comprehensive but concise summary of the state-of-the-art in PTCs, and presents a detailed mathematical model of such systems. Subsequent chapters describe the construction and materials used in the manufacture of PTC prototypes, and offers technical solutions to overcome design problems. Finally, it provides an accessible guide to the standards used to test and evaluate the performance of PTCs. Offering a valuable resource to engineering researchers and practitioners, it is also suitable for students of solar thermal systems, renewable energy and applied physics.


Construction and Parabolic Trough Collectors Experimental Tests for PTCs Experimental Tests for Parabolic Trough Collectors Low-cost prototypes of parabolic trough collectors Manufacture of prototypes of PTCs Mathematical Modeling for PTCs Mathematical Modeling for Parabolic Trough Collectors PTC Prototypes PTCs PTCs for Low-Temperature Process Heat Parabolic Trough Collector Prototypes Parabolic Trough Collectors Researchers Parabolic Trough Collectors Students Solar Energy and Parabolic Trough Collector State-of-the-art in PTCs Technical Solutions for Parabolic Trough collectors Test Bench for PTCs Test Bench for Parabolic Trough Collectors

Authors and affiliations

  • Gianluca Coccia
    • 1
  • Giovanni Di Nicola
    • 2
  • Alejandro Hidalgo
    • 3
  1. 1.Dip. Ing. Ind. e Scienze Matemat.Università Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Ingegneria IndustrialeUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly
  3. 3.Universidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27082-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27084-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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