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9 September 2019 Nonimaging solar collectors toward net-zero GHG emission
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U.S. energy consumption is reviewed from a top-down approach with special emphasis on thermal energy consumption in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. The solar thermal R&D efforts of the past 10 years at UC Merced are then presented which detail (i) a low cost combined heat and power collector (PV/T) for space heating, hot water, and electricity (ii) a nonimaging integrated compound parabolic concentrator (ICPC) with phase change thermal energy storage (TES) for low cost (< $0.015 / kWhth) dispatchable (24/7) solar for 120 °C process heating (iii) a mediumtemperature external compound parabolic concentrator (XCPC) for 100-250 °C process heat which has been used to demonstrate efficient solar cooling and solar driven wastewater evaporation for brine management, and (iv) a two-stage high concentration parabolic trough collector with a nonimaging secondary to achieve < 650 °C operation.
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Bennett K. Widyolar, Lun Jiang, Jonathan Ferry, Jordyn Brinkley, Yogesh Bhusal, and Roland Winston "Nonimaging solar collectors toward net-zero GHG emission", Proc. SPIE 11120, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XVI, 111200D (9 September 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2534513
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