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Africa Trough 1




Our project Africa Trough 1 is the design and development of a new type of modular parabolic trough for concentrating solar power plants destinated for the subsaharian region


DESIGN FEATURES

  • Lightweight-rib constrution assembly set system

  • Integration of pivotal and focal point

  • Cold formed thin layer tempered glassmirrors

  • Minimization of material inventory

  • Energy yield optimized for direct water evaporation at 300C




BENCHMARKING DATA: WELTAARE AT1

  • Aperture: 24,5 m

  • Focal length: 0,88 m

  • Concentration: 68

  • Angle of incidence (receiver): 182

  • Reflector: 2,1 mm glassmirror

  • Weight/m: 25,5 kgs




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STATE OF PROJECT: Implementation of prototype fulfilled