Adjustable solar collector and method of use

  • US 20080163864A1
  • Filed: 11/21/2007
  • Published: 07/10/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/22/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A solar collector for concentrating solar radiation, the solar collector comprising:

  • a first reflective panel and a second reflective panel for reflecting sunlight, the panels being selectively positionable to substantially form a parabolic trough having a focus line above a vertex, each panel having an inner surface and an outer surface;

    a tube positioned at the focus line;

    a folding mechanism for positioning the panels between an open position and a closed position; and

    a rotating mechanism for rotating the solar collector about an axis, the axis being parallel to the focus line.

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