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Photo of Dr. Noel LeonDecember 2010

Dr. Noel Leon

This article is from a diehard TRIZ practitioner and educator, Dr. Noel Leon, from the Center for Innovation in Products  and Technology, Tec de Monterrey. This paper was delivered at TRIZCON2008.

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development process of a new solar collector concept that allows achieving the performance of vacuum tube solar collectors but at the price of flat plate solar collectors. It is shown how the TRIZ methodology helped to solve technical and physical contradictions during the development process.

It is considered that the success of the project was mainly because of the use of TRIZ. This allowed breaking paradigms that made solar collectors expensive or not very efficient.

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