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Last updated: 1 April 2015
The Façade Solar Concentrator illustrates a new way of using concentrated solar power, by attaching a reflector to a façade in such a way that the heat from the reflector is accessible from the inside. It's a new type of frame that allows the reflector to follow the sun without hitting the façade.
This video show the technical problem and the proposed solution. This solution isa third axis, corresponding to the symmetry axis of the parabola.
(If there is a video playback problem, you can go to http://www.soleilproche.com/video/SoleilProchePC-En.ogv)
The concentrator consists of a reflector and axes. Two axes are motorized manually or electronically controlled, such as a parabolic antenna. The third axis motor is passive, powered with his weight.
It is thus possible to cook from the inside of the house, almost as if it were a conventional stove. When there's no need for cooking, the concentrated solar energy can be used to heat the room or to heat a hot water tank.
I am looking for other groups or individuals to collaborate on the project and carry it forward(make a prototype, perform tests, etc.)