Comparison of thermal solar collector technologies and their applications

Alexander Alarcón Villamil, Jairo Eduardo Hortúa, Andrea López


This paper presents the operation of different thermal solar collector technologies and their main characteristics. It starts by providing a brief description of the importance of using solar collectors as an alternative to reduce the environmental impact caused by the production of non-renewable sources like coal and oil. Subsequently, it focuses on each solar concentrator technology and finishes with a theoretical analysis hub application in different industrial processes.


Direct solar radiation; Energy; Solar collectors; Steam; Temperature

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