Design, Construction and Performance Evaluation of Parabolic Dish Solar Collector (Pdsc)
A. D. Adamu, M. Momoh, M. M. Garba, M. Muazu
Corresponding Author : A. D. Adamu
Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.
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Received : 2018-06-29 Accepted : 2018-08-23 Published : 2018-08-23
Abstract : This paper presents the design, construction and performance evaluation of Parabolic Dish Solar Collector (PDSC) that can be used in different applications. It explores a design option for utilizing and managing the available local raw materials and using appropriate mathematical modeling to find the focal point of the dish. The construction was done in three stages: the dish which was fabricated from aluminium sheet and coated with high reflecting material for high efficiency, the receiver used to generate steam using the heat it absorbed from the dish, and the support which hold both the dish and the receiver. Heat from the sun is reflected by the coated dish onto the receiver in order to generate steam as well as served for cooking applications. The field work was conducted in three days and the results obtained at an interval of 30minutes during the test period revealed that the temperature generated is much higher than the ambient temperature during most hours of the day-light which can be use for heating or other different applications. The performance efficiency was found to be 32.47% while the cooking power was 63.54W.
Keywords : Concentrated Solar Power, Parabolic dish, Direct Solar Irradiance, Solar Power.
Citation : A. D. Adamu et al. (2018). Design, Construction and Performance Evaluation of Parabolic Dish Solar Collector (Pdsc), J. of Advancement in Engineering and Technology, V6I4.07. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1005180
Copyright : © 2018 A. D. Adamu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Advancement in Engineering and Technology
ISSN : 2348-2931
Volume 6 / Issue 4
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