Talk:Solar Power Generator Distillation Transcript

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Although the current thinking is to go with Solar Fire's flat version of a parabolic dish, this flat version of a trough idea would have been a lot better if the slats were simply placed in a parabolic alignment (standard trough) so that only 1 accurate motor and controller would have been needed. This idea is still potentially important for a hybrid system. A trough would be a pre-heater to a dish (Solar Fire is basically a dish design that is not optimal for the same reason the flat slats without a trough is not optimal: leaving parabolic shape causes a lot of angle control problems). Dish has more concentration and smaller area for heat loss. Large receiver area is why trough is not optimal for high temp steam. Zawy 02:17, 3 August 2011 (CEST)