Faculty Advisor

Guceri, Selcuk

Abstract

Solar Energy is one of the cleanest and powerful forms of renewable energy. This project focuses on improving the efficiency of the Fresnel Thermal Solar Power System (FTSPS) by modifying its design and mechanism. The proposed design reduces the overshadowing by minimizing the size and gaps of the mirror strips, and utilizing the Alternating Mirror Arrangement (AMA) method. Using the proposed strip-rotation mechanism makes FTSPS more reliable, durable and energy-efficient while reducing the manufacturing and maintenance cost.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-11

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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