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Multi-facet concentrator of solar setup for irradiating the objects placed in a target plane with solar light

United States Patent

May 1, 2001
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According to the proposed invention, this technical result is achieved so that many-facet concentrator of a solar setup for exposure of objects, placed in a target plane, to the action of solar radiation containing a supporting frame and facets differing by that the facets of the concentrator are chosen with spherical focusing reflective surfaces of equal focal lengths and with selective coatings reflecting a desired spectral fraction of solar radiation, and are arranged on the supporting frame symmetrically with respect to the common axis of the concentrator, their optical axes being directed to the single point on the optical axis of the concentrator located before the nominal focus point of the concentrator and determining the position of arranging the target plane.
Lewandowski; Allan A. (Evergreen, CO), Yampolskiy; Vladislav (Moscow, RU), Alekseev; Valerie (Moscow, RU), Son; Valentin (Moscow, RU)
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
09/ 478,879
January 7, 2000
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC36-99GO10337 between the United States Department of Energy and the Midwest Research Institute.