Photovoltaic Concentrator

Solar 2 Plant

Daggett, California

While I was at the Solar 2 plant auction, I noticed this item which appears to be a evaluation fixture for PV concentration.

PV concentrator fixture
The unit has 32 plastic "troughs", all mounted on a Az-El pedestal about 5 feet off the ground.

close up of "trough" assembly
each assembly has about 24 Fresnel lenses note the heat sinks mounted behind the focal point.

direct view of the Fresnel lenses
nothing great to look at, but I was trying to be thorough

This page was last updated 14 September 2002.

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