VISdish: A new tool for canting and shape-measuring solar-dish facets.

@article{Montecchi2017VISdishAN,
  title={VISdish: A new tool for canting and shape-measuring solar-dish facets.},
  author={Marco Montecchi and Giuseppe Emiliano La Cara and Arcangelo Benedetti},
  journal={The Review of scientific instruments},
  year={2017},
  volume={88 6},
  pages={065107}
}
Solar dishes allow us to obtain highly concentrated solar fluxes used to produce electricity or feed thermal processes/storage. For practical reasons, the reflecting surface is composed by a number of facets. After the dish assembly, facet-canting is an important task for improving the concentration of solar radiation around the focus-point, as well as the capture ratio at the receiver placed there. Finally, flux profile should be measured or evaluated to verify the concentration quality. All… CONTINUE READING