(ISSN: 2349-2082)

International Journal For Ignited Minds
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experimental analysis of cylindrical parabolic collector with and without tracking system
praveen math , Nageshwar Rao T, Rhushi Prasad P
The present study of this project work presents experimental platform based on the design, development and performance characteristics of water heating by tracking and non-tracking solar cylindrical parabolic concentrating system. The performance of the concentrator is experimentally investigated with the water circulated as heat transfer fluid. The tests will be carried out with both tracking and non tracking mechanisms of cylindrical parabolic collector. The collector’s efficiency will be noted. The collector’s efficiency for both tracking and non-tracking system is compared. It was observed that for non-tracking system efficiency was 11.58%, for tracking it observed 18.8%. Obviously efficiency for tracking system was more and percentage of increase in efficiency was approximately 35%.
CPC, tracking and non-tracking system, solar energy
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