CR4 - The Engineer's Place for News and Discussion®

Guru
Engineering Fields - Optical Engineering - Member Engineering Fields - Engineering Physics - Member Engineering Fields - Systems Engineering - Member

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Trantor
Posts: 3863
Good Answers: 409
#4
In reply to #2
Find in discussion

Re: Solar Collector

12/04/2011 11:47 AM

Your body is (probably) not parabolic, so you are experiencing the scattered energy from the sun coming from all angles over the two pi steradian hemisphere of the sky.

__________________
Whiskey, women -- and astrophysics. Because sometimes a problem can't be solved with just whiskey and women.
Register to Reply

Advertisement