Sandia invention to make parabolic trough solar collector systems more energy efficient Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
Parabolic Trough Solar Collector
Description:
This photo (hi-res version) shows a parabolic trough solar collector that heats oil in a pipe that runs along the focus of the mirrors.  For further information visit Sandia's Solar National Thermal Test Facility. To learn about a breakthrough in aligning the mirrors, see Sandia invention.
Image:
photo credit: Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratories; <a href="http://www.sandia.gov/news/resources/releases/2007/trough.html" target="_blank">image source</a>
photo credit: Randy Montoya, Sandia National Laboratories; image source
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/solar-trough-large-9-25-07.jpg
Featured:
October 1, 2007 - October 16, 2007