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First Advisor

David I. Spanagel

Date

2012

Abstract

The San Francisco Agricultural School in Cerrito, Paraguay has had a Scheffler Reflector installed on campus for nearly five years. This is a simple yet effective solar dish that focuses the sun’s rays onto a pot to boil water. In this time the system has been unable to focus sunlight effectively and, as a result, has gone into disuse. Through extensive research and experiments, we deduced the problem and created a solution that will allow the reflected sunlight to stay focused throughout the daylight hours. With our solution in place the school will have an effective alternative to burning precious natural resources. The Scheffler Reflector at the San Francisco Agricultural School is hoped to serve as inspiration for others in the area to introduce alternative energies as a way to reduce the demand for wood fuel.

Keywords

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

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