Characteristic study of Fresnel lens performance for solar concentration application

Nurapiqkah Ariffin (2022) Characteristic study of Fresnel lens performance for solar concentration application. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Solar energy has been a field or well-known topics that take place in the industry as it is very related to the environmentally friendly source of energy as well as today’s energy demand. Solar concentrators, particularly Fresnel lenses, have been used in industry to adapt solar energy application and production. In this project, the performance of the Fresnel lens in solar concentration application is studied by designing an experiment for the performance characterization of Fresnel Lens, characterization of Fresnel lens geometrical and profile as well as the to correlate the operation parameters which are the lens angles and exposure area with the performance characteristics of heat energy and concentration ratio. With that, the geometrical and profile characterization is conducted by microscopic observation method as well as the focal length assessment. From that, obtained that the thickness, groove length and focal length of the lens is 1.82 mm, 0.24 mm and 300 mm respectively. Next, experimental work also designed with the variation of lens angle in the transversal and incidence orientation also the exposure area. It resulted in the obtained of optimum Fresnel lens setting as solar concentrator at 90° of transversal angle, 5° of incidence angle and 0.045 m2 of lens exposure area. In general, the lens positioning is very important in installing high-output solar concentration system. It is due to the sun’s positing and declination. Therefore, it is very important to study the performance characterization of the Fresnel Lens as solar concentrator as it can help in optimum and high efficiency solar concentrator installation using the Fresnel Lens as well as fulfilling the today’s energy demand.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fresnel lens , Solar energy , Solar energy application
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1-1570 Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807-830 Renewable energy sources
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2022 11:49
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2022 11:49

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