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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).
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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
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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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To be absolutely sure the Solar Probe Cup would withstand the harsh environment, the Odeillo Solar Furnace -- which concentrates the heat of the Sun through 10,000 adjustable mirrors -- was used to test the cup against the intense solar emission.
The researchers used a solar furnace at the DLR German Aerospace Center facility consisting of 147 curved mirrors that focused sunlight into a high-temperature beam to melt the soil grains together.
In parallel with the sand characterisation research conducted at the Institute, a laboratory scale prototype was tested with a small solar furnace at the laboratory of PROMES CNRS 1 MW solar furnace in Odeillo, France.
The article focused on the emergence of parabolic concentrators, specifically the Odeillo solar furnace (pictured) which had just been built in the Pyrenees.
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. The JCM will culminate in a plenary session on May 7, which will be co-chaired by Odilkhuja Parpiev, Executive Director of Uzbekistan's Committee on Coordination of Science and Technology Development under the Cabinet of Ministers, and Jonathan Margolis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State from the Bureau of International Oceans, Environment, and Science.
We have recently seen comets that stray too close to the sun being destroyed by the solar furnace and, last week, we saw the flash of light that signals the dramatic death of a star in a supernova.
Next morning, before heading to one of the area's hot springs spas, we visited the world's largest solar furnace at Odeillo before heading toward Languedoc to get back on our bikes.
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.
Other nearby points of interest include the world's largest solar furnace and the natural baths of St Thomas, where water warmed up by tectonic activity offers a fantastic way to soothe bruises and strained muscles.
Cleantech Solutions International Inc (NASDAQ: CLNT), a manufacturer of metal components and assemblies, primarily for the wind power industry as well as solar and other industries, has delivered two units of sample sapphire chambers and one unit of a solar furnace to an international customer.