solar furnace


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solar furnace

n.
A parabolic reflector that focuses solar radiation at a point to obtain temperatures as high as 4,000°C (7,200°F).

solar furnace

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a furnace utilizing the sun as a heat source, sunlight being concentrated at the focus of a system of concave mirrors
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solar furnace - a concave mirror that concentrates the rays of the sunsolar furnace - a concave mirror that concentrates the rays of the sun; can produce high temperatures
reflector - device that reflects radiation
solar thermal system - a system that converts sunlight into heat
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Youth of the control system of heliostats of the solar furnace 1000kW.
He left a legacy in Spain, thanks to his invention of a solar and wind hybrid unit to generate electricity, a prototype of a generator of atmospheric water, and a solar furnace, all achieved while he was there.
Over the course of the Joint Committee Meeting, the group will be visiting a number of sites, including clinics, the Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics, and the Parkent Solar Furnace.
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The next morning, before heading to one of the area's hot springs spa, we visit the world's largest solar furnace at Odeillo before heading toward Languedoc to get back on our bikes.
Cleantech Solutions" or "the Company")(NASDAQ: CLNT), a manufacturer of metal components and assemblies, primarily for the wind power industry as well as solar and other industries, announced today that the Company has delivered two units of sample sapphire chambers and one unit of a solar furnace to its international customer.
CUTLINE: Ryan Lagoy and his brother, Ross, both of Leominster High School, explain their solar furnace project yesterday as it is displayed at the Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair.
The orbits of some comets suggest that they either graze the sun or die a fiery death by falling into the solar furnace.