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Linear Fresnel Reflector Systems Design Parameters

  • Stavros KarathanasisEmail author
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Abstract

Linear Fresnel Reflector Systems are characterized by simple design and low construction and maintenance costs. They typically use a set of long flat or slightly curved reflective elements of equal or varying width mounted on trackers. The reflectors are arranged so that they reflect the direct solar radiation concentrating it onto a stationary central linear receiver (absorber) located above them.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environment and Spatial Planning of Central MacedoniaDecentralized Administration of Macedonia and ThraceThessalonikiGreece

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