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Solar thermal concentrator apparatus, system, and method

United States Patent

July 5, 2016
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An apparatus is disclosed including: a trough shaped reflector extending along a longitudinal axis and including at least one reflective surface having a shape which substantially corresponds to an edge ray involute of the absorber.
Winston; Roland (Merced, CA)
Winston; Roland (Merced, CA)
14/ 663,457
March 20, 2015
STATEMENT OF RIGHTS UNDER THE INVENTION This invention was made with government support. The invention was made with the State of California's support under the California Energy Commission contract No. 5005-05-21. The Energy Commission has certain rights to this invention.