David Ajetunmobi And Adedayo Adeleye

The need for mini-power generation, led to this research on design of a parabolic trough and selection of a working fluid. The metal drum was divided to three, in order to form a parabolic shape, and the boiler pipe was fitted centrally at the focal point of the parabolic trough. The working fluid used for the turbine system, was methanol because of its low boiling point and it is user friendly during operation; it is not hazardous to the human skin while testing. The performance evaluation, showed that the miniature turbine system developed a thousand kilowatts. Keywords: - Parabolic Trough, Turbine System, Working fluid  0150