Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Solar concentrator - linear reflector

This would be very easy to do - place a cheap reflective surface below fixed panels.

The incidental sun hitting the cheap reflector would direct extra energy to the panel. Extra light would be gained in the morning/afternoon as well, due to reflection of angular light.
Extra light can cause extra heat/inefficiency, or even damage, so the amount would need to be tested.

Some folks online seem to be directing up to 5 or 10 times the light without damage.

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