Solar Energy

2013 Edition
| Editors: Christoph Richter, Daniel Lincot, Christian A. Gueymard

Linear Fresnel Collectors

Reference work entry

Definition of the Subject and Its Importance

Linear Fresnel Collectors are a subgroup of linear concentrating collectors . They use linear receivers and reflectors, which are segmented in single axis tracking heliostats. The reflector segments are typically aligned horizontally and track the sun such that the receiver is illuminated without need to be moved (see Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PSE AGFreiburgGermany