parabolic trough

giancarlo79

Member
Italian
Hi there,

does anybody know what "parabolic trough" stands for?

Some context: "The project is focused on the development of a parabolic trough collector for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants using innovative aluminium based reflector materials."

"Il progetto riguarda lo sviluppo di un XXX per concentrare gli impianti ad energia solare usando materiali riflettenti basati su un tipo innovativo di alluminio."

Thanks a lot
 
  • TimLA

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    This is a "parabolic trough".
    It is a long piece of sheet metal bent into the shape of a parabola, and it contentrates the light on a pipe at the mathematical "center" of the parabola.

    I found "Collettori parabolici lineari".
     
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