On integration of mirror collector and Stirling engine for solar power system

Yousif, B. F. and Al-Shalabi, Ammar and Rilling, Dirk G. (2011) On integration of mirror collector and Stirling engine for solar power system. In: 2007 International Conference on Environment: Survival and Sustainability (ESS 2007), 19-24 Feb 2007, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus.


In the current work, several types of solar collectors, i.e. parabolic, cylindrical, and mirrors, were designed and fabricated. The aim of this study is to integrate the optimum collector with Stirling engine in Malacca city, Malaysia. Stirling engine was designed using CATIA software. The solar collectors were tested for several sunny days and the temperature in the focus point was mea-
sured. Comparing the experiment results shows that mirror solar collector introduces highest temperature among others, which was about 190 C. According to that tem-
perature, the Stirling engine has been designed in bore piston dimension of 50 mm. Alpha Stirling engine type was selected for this purpose, which may run in this
range of temperature.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2011 01:19
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 03:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: solar power; collector; Stirling engine; solar energy
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090605 Photodetectors, Optical Sensors and Solar Cells
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8505 Renewable Energy > 850504 Solar-Photovoltaic Energy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-95991-5_47
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18766

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