Solar 2 Plant
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.