Vol. 3, Special Issue 2 (2018)
Optimization of tilting angle of parabolic solar dish for effective steam generation
Author(s): Sachin Kardile, Dr. Ravindra R Navthar, Shrikant Kathwate
Abstract: This paper on Optimization of tilting angle of Solar parabolic dish is based on the experimental work done in Ahmednagar city. Sun is the source of enormous amount of energy. Solar rays after falling on surface of solar plate will create energy generation in form of electricity and other, like steam generation. It will depend on Sun’s intensity of producing heat and will vary with the temperature. In this experimentation we have taken readings from 09.00 am to 05.00 pm, every day, to find out the maximum steam generation. We used solar concentrated solar parabolic collector/dish, instead of flat plate collectors to get more amount of power generation, steam generation. To find and decide the optimum tilting angle three methods has been used. After deciding the tilt angle, to give the rotation to parabolic dish and to set it at specific angle, small worm gear box is used. Our aim was, to find the Optimum tilt angle of Solar Parabolic Dish, for effective steam generation, and to reduce the cost of conventional fuel used, i.e. high speed diesel and also to increase the life of the plant.