Multichannel solar chimney with multiturbine solar collector


The proposal for a multichannel solar chimney, where the chimney is subdivided into a multiplicity of equivalent vertical flow channels, could allow optimal slenderness ratio for a chimney of very modest height.  The proposal for a multiturbine solar collector, where parallel rows of turbines are distributed symmetrically throughout a rectangular solar collector, may achieve very high efficiency.  These two unproven proposals are brought together in a hybrid configuration.  Calculations suggest that a very modest height solar chimney can nevertheless achieve very high efficiency.  A variety of sizes of models are considered and suggestions made for further work.


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