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Energy Conversion System for a Solar Concentrating Heliostat

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Barnes, Will
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Ramaeker, Pam
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Hartman, Anna
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Turbiville, Adam
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Baker, James
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Dellenback, Paul
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Anderson, Jeff
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Barrett, Steve
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Morton, Scott
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-12

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As oil prices rise and production declines, alternative energy sources are gaining popularity. One such source is solar energy. This project focused on the development of a solar energy conversion system to be used with an 8-foot diameter parabolic dish and a 2-axis solar tracking system. The dish focuses sunlight on an ethanol/water-cooled spiral fin heat sink. The mounting system for the heat sink allows adjustment along the focal length of the dish, so solar concentration can be modified if needed. The coolant is circulated to an adjacent building, where it flows through a radiator and provides heat. The radiator is embedded in a ducting system, which can direct the heat either into the building or outside by use of a damper. Feedback control systems monitor temperatures to maintain safety and effectiveness of the design. The system is designed for use with concentrating photovoltaics. The energy conversion system is an environmentally friendly way to provide heat and save money on the heating bill.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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solar energy

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alternative energy

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heliostat

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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