Water in an insulated black pipe is heated by the sun in a
parabolic trough power station. The parabolic trough bundles the
incident rays of light to obtain a higher efficiency.
The heat evaporates water in the pipe. The steam so produced is
used to drive a turbine and so a generator.
Condensate on the inner surface of the test tube clearly
demonstrates the evaporation of water here.
- Experiment is part of a complete solution set with a total of 26 experiments for Renewable Energy solar cells, wind power, water power
- Safe experimentation: the lamp is protected against touch, the housing is well ventilated with the aid of holes and is only slightly heated
- The power supply used is versatile and is particularly suitable for pupil tests for all ages
In this experiment, a model of a parabolic trough power station
is to be constructed and used to help explain the basic principle