Abstract— This paper was concerned with an experimental study of parabolic trough concentrator designed and constructed. A parabolic trough solar collector uses Stainless steel sheet in the shape of parabolic cylinder to reflect and concentrate sun radiations towards an absorber tube made of G.I pipe located at the focus line of the parabolic trough collector. The receiver tube absorbs the incoming radiation and transforms them into thermal energy, the latter being transported and collected by a fluid medium circulating within the absorber tube. This experimental study, includes design, construction and testing the performance of PTC, at various parameters.
Keywords— Absorber tube, G.I Pipe, Parabolic Trough collector, Reflector, Stainless steel sheet.
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