SOLAR THERMAL POWER101080210106031010708SOLAR THERMAL POWERIntroductionGreek legend claims that Archimedes used polished shields to concentrate sunlight on the invading Roman fleet and repel them from Syracuse. As early as 1866, French Augustin Mouchot used a parabolic trough to produce steam for the first solar steam engine (Fig. 11.1).
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