Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)


 

Concentrated Solar Power using Extra Flat Collector

Among various Solar Energy conversion technologies available today, Extra flat Concentrators stands out because of its simplicity, scalability and low cost.

The main idea is to use an array of inexpensive mirror blades and position them in such a way that maximum amount of sunrays can be concentrated on the solar thermal absorber tube (figure 1 suggests the orientation). Using normal mirror as used in many household application makes the maintenance of the blades easy and less expensive. Being flat as compared to other techniques, it gives less resistance to wind which is very much needed for a scalable design implementation.