esign and construction of a solar collector parabolic dish for rural zones in Colombia
Diseño y construcción de un colector solar parabólico tipo disco para zonas rurales en Colombi
Keywords:Focus, Heat losses, solar concentrator, Thermal efficiency, Temperature
This paper, presents the development of a solar parabolic dish collector prototype to rural areas with high solar resource availability in Colombia, which have not access to electricity service or a budget to purchase a stove (electric or gas).
The solar collector prototype, propose a solution to solve this kind of issues and use sunlight to work it , through a parabolic dish of polished stainless steel, the solar radiation are concentrated in a specific area called focus, where thermal energy is generated and would be used to cooking or to filling a necessity without high investment and helping the environment.
To finish, it describes the decisive stages of the prototype implementation, which provides the solar resource analyzed in Colombia, the theoretical analysis, the structural design, the study and manufacturing materials..