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This news release, from Sandia National Laboratories, announces the development of a system to align the long parabolic trough mirrors in a solar collector, thereby making it much more efficient. The article contains a description of how such trough solar collector systems and the new mirror alignment devices operate. Several images are provided.
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Restriction: © 2007 Sandia Corporation
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Keywords: efficiency, efficient, mirror, parabolic, reflect, reflection, solar energy, solar power
Record Creator: Metadata instance created September 24, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Jun 23, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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May 15, 2007
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(Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, 2007), WWW Document, (https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/releases/2007/trough.html).
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Sandia invention to make parabolic trough solar collector systems more energy efficient (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, 2007), <https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/releases/2007/trough.html>.
APA Format
Sandia invention to make parabolic trough solar collector systems more energy efficient. (2007, May 15). Retrieved August 1, 2014, from Sandia National Laboratories: https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/releases/2007/trough.html
Chicago Format
Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia invention to make parabolic trough solar collector systems more energy efficient. Albuquerque: Sandia National Laboratories, May 15, 2007. https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/releases/2007/trough.html (accessed 1 August 2014).
MLA Format
Sandia invention to make parabolic trough solar collector systems more energy efficient. Albuquerque: Sandia National Laboratories, 2007. 15 May 2007. 1 Aug. 2014 <https://share.sandia.gov/news/resources/releases/2007/trough.html>.
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