Write difference between flat plate collectors and concentrating type collectors

Flat plate collectors concentrating type collectors
 Absorber area is large. Absorber area is small.
Concentration ratio is 1. Concentration ratio is high.
It is uses both beam and diffuse radiation. It is uses mainly beam radiation.
Application limited to low temperature uses suitable for all places as it can work in clear and cloudy days. High temperature application such as power generation suitable where there are more clear days in a year.
Simple in maintenance. Difficult in maintenance.

flat plate collectors and concentrating type collectors

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