The Computer Controlled Focusing Solar Energy Collector, "ECESC", shows the principles of a parabolic trough to collect solar energy.
The unit includes a highly polished stainless steel parabolic reflector on a mobile base. It can be horizontally and vertically adjusted so that solar energy is focused on an energy collector from different positions. The reflector includes a pyranometer to measure the incident solar radiation.
Five interchangeable energy collectors of different sizes are included to study different concentration ratios. One of them has a special black coating to study its effect. Each one has a "J" type temperature sensor to measure the temperature of the collector. Additionally, another insulating glass collector with vacuum coating is included to study the effect of a shielded collector.
This Computer Controlled Unit is supplied with the EDIBON Computer Control System (SCADA), and includes: The unit itself + a Control Interface Box + a Data Acquisition Board + Computer Control, Data Acquisition and Data Management Software Packages, for controlling the process and all parameters involved in the process.