Solar Parabolic Trough - Introduction

Solar Parabolic Trough

parabolic trough is a type of solar thermal collector that is straight in one dimension and curved as a parabola in the other two. The upper surface of the parabolic sheet is then lined with a polished metal mirror. The sunlight which enters the mirror parallel to its plane of symmetry is focused along the focal line, where pipe containing fluid with high coefficient of thermal resistivity are positioned that are intended to be heated which leads to produce steam from water by providing the stored heat.

Previous Work:

Modelling and simulation were carried out on Solid WORKS 2018. Analysis of its structural integrity, weight and wind load resistance was successfully done on Solid WORKS 2018 Simulation software.

Current Work:

Currently, we are working on development of the heliostat at KSK campus of UET in energy Park with the capacity of 3 KW.


      1. Centre for Energy Research and Development (CERAD)

Team leader:

Dr. Naseer Ahmed

Team members:

Hammad Farooq, Hafiz Waqas Bader, Muhammad Rizwan