Definition: Parabolic trough

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Parabolic trough

A solar energy conversion device that uses a trough covered with a highly reflective surface to focus sunlight onto a linear absorber containing a working fluid that can be used to spin a turbine for electricity generation; with a single-axis sun-tracking system, the configuration of a parabolic trough can track the sun from east to west during the day.[1][2][3]

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Concentrating solar powerLinear concentratorenergyelectricity generationturbineenergy
References
  1. http://www.eere.energy.gov/basics/renewable_energy/linear_concentrator.html
  2. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/site_administration/glossary.html#P
  3. http://205.254.135.24/tools/glossary/index.cfm?id=P#para_trough