International Journal of Photoenergy / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Construction and Testing of Lightweight and Low-Cost Pneumatically Inflated Solar Concentrators

Table 2

Cost of the solar cylindrical collector.

QuantityDescriptionPrice/unit
$
Cost
$

2 tranchesTubular profile 11.4222. 85
2 tranchesTubular profile 11.2422.48
4Hubs of bicycle1.275.10
1Plastic tank2.252.25
1Tank 60 liters2.252.25
4 mPolycarbonate0.93.6
1Construction of Sun-tracking circuit7.497.49
1Heat-pipe tube7.497.49
1Heat exchanger7.497.49
2 mInsulating tubing0.971.95
2 mCPVC pipe 3/1.871.87
4Unions for pipeline1.506.00
1Engine C.D.22.4822.48
6 mMylar0.750.75
Manufacturing costs50.0050.00
Total163.30
Total cost per m258.50