E3S Web Conf.
Volume 57, 20182018 3rd International Conference on Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (ICSREE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Energy Storage Equipment Optimization and Analysis|
|Published online||05 October 2018|
Design and Implementation of a Parabolic Cylinder Collector with Solar Tracking to obtain hot water
Departamento de Eléctrica y Electrónica
 Departamento de Ciencias Exactas
 Unidad de Gestión de Tecnologías
Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, ID: 60104598, Sangolquí, Ecuador
This investigation describes the design and implementation of a parabolic trough solar collector (PCC) with solar tracking to obtain hot water. The solar radiation available at the installation site is analyzed, followed by the design and construction of the mechanical system, making a series of calculations for the dimensioning of the reflective base, and a stress and deflection analysis of the structure is performed to verify the feasibility of the design in the ANSYS software. An analysis of the solar tracking system is performed, which is dimensioned from the PCC structure to determine the type of solar tracker to implement; The charging system, consisting of a solar panel and a battery, is dimensioned for the power supply of the tracking system; as a last point, for the heating system is determined the amount of water that is able to heat the system from the energy analysis at the installation site, the heating system is based on placing a Heat Pipe, in the focus of the parabola to receive the solar rays reflected by the collector and heat exchange to the water from a thermowell where the heat pipe condenser enters, finally tests are carried out in the PCC implemented obtaining a global efficiency of 16.37%.
Key words: Solar collector / PCC / solar tracking / solar panel / hot water
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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