San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
17 - 21 August 2014
Conference 9175
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications IX
Tuesday - Wednesday 19 - 20 August 2014
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Conference Chairs
Program Committee
  • Harry A. Atwater, California Institute of Technology (United States)
  • Daniel J. Friedman, National Renewable Energy Lab. (United States)
  • Noel C. Giebink, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

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  • Raymond K. Kostuk, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
  • Andru J. Prescod, SunShot Initiative, U.S. Dept. of Energy (United States), ManTech International Corp. (United States)

Monday 18 August Show All Abstracts
Session Plen:
Solar Energy Plenary Session
Monday 18 August 2014
2:00 PM - 4:35 PM

Session Chair: Oleg V. Sulima, GE Global Research (United States)
CPV: Lessons from the First 100MW and the Explosion of Next Generation Technologies (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 9175-301
Author(s): Adam P. Plesniak, Amonix Inc. (United States)
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The Renaissance of CdTe-based Photovoltaics (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 9177-302
Author(s): William Huber, GE Global Research (United States)
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Organic Solar Cells: From a Lab Curiosity to a Serious Photovoltaic Technology (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 9184-303
Author(s): Karl Leo, Technische Univ. Dresden (Germany), King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology (KAUST) (Saudi Arabia)
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Hot Carrier Solar Cell Absorbers: Materials, Mechanisms and Nanostructures (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 9178-304
Author(s): Gavin Conibeer, Australian Ctr. for Advanced Photovoltaics, The Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
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International PV QA Task Force's Proposed Comparative Rating System for PV Modules (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 9179-305
Author(s): John H. Wohlgemuth, Sarah Kurtz, National Renewable Energy Lab. (United States)
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Tuesday 19 August Show All Abstracts
Introductory Remarks
Tuesday 19 August 2014
8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

Candace Pfefferkorn, SunShot Initiative, U.S. Dept. of Energy (United States)
Adam P. Plesniak, Amonix Inc. (United States)
Session 1:
Crosscutting Topics of Interest to CPV and CSP Session I
Tuesday 19 August 2014
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Spectrum splitting for high-efficiency photovoltaic and solar thermal energy generation
Paper 9175-1
Author(s): Brian R. Albert, Brian S. Pearson, Lirong Z. Broderick, Lionel C. Kimerling, Jurgen Michel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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300 sun light engine for high concentrator application studies
Paper 9175-2
Author(s): Anderson Chen, Richard Jarzebiak, Katy Zadrovicz, Oriel® Instruments, a Newport Corp. Brand (United States)
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Rugate fibers for solar concentration
Paper 9175-3
Author(s): Esmaeil Hooman Banaei, Apurva Jain, Hesam E. Arabi, Flex Optronix Technologies, LLC (United States); Amador Menéndez-Velázquez, ITMA Materials Technology (Spain)
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Freeform solar concentrator with a highly asymmetric acceptance cone
Paper 9175-4
Author(s): Brian M. Wheelwright, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); J. Roger P. Angel, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Blake M. Coughenour, Kimberly N. Hammer, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
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Session 2:
CSP Systems and Optics
Tuesday 19 August 2014
10:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Thermal efficiency analysis of SkyFuel's advanced, large-aperture parabolic trough collector
Paper 9175-5
Author(s): Graeme Hoste, Nathan Schuknecht, SkyFuel, Inc. (United States)
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A small-scale concentrating solar thermal system
Paper 9175-6
Author(s): Ran Huang, Yuxiao Liu, Christi K. Madsen, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
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Tests and modeling of a prototype molten salt receiver for linear Fresnel CSP
Paper 9175-7
Author(s): Philip Gleckman, Steve E. Sellers, Antoine Bera, AREVA Solar, Inc. (United States)
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Reduction of radiative heat losses for solar thermal receivers
Paper 9175-8
Author(s): Clifford K. Ho, Joshua M. Christian, Jesus Ortega, Julius Yellowhair, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
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Lunch/Exhibition Break 12:10 PM - 1:40 PM
Session 3:
Crosscutting Topics of Interest to CPV and CSP Session II
Tuesday 19 August 2014
1:40 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Session Chair:
  • Noel C. Giebink, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Plasmonic nanoparticle based spectral fluid filters for concentrating PV/T collectors
Paper 9175-9
Author(s): Todd Otanicar, Nick Brekke, Parameswar Hari, Kenneth Roberts, The Univ. of Tulsa (United States); Aaron E. Saunders, nanoComposix, Inc. (United States); Ratson Morad, Cogenra Solar, Inc. (United States)
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Sun to fibers (S2F): massively scalable collection and transmission of concentrated solar light for efficient energy conversion and storage
Paper 9175-10
Author(s): Juan Jose Diaz Leon, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States), Nanostructured Energy Conversion Technology and Research (United States); Ernest Demaray, Antropy Inc. (United States), Demaray, LLC (United States); Roger W. Anderson, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States); Allan Lewandowski, Allan Lewandowski Solar Consulting, LLC (United States); Nobuhiko P. Kobayashi, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States), Nanostructured Energy Conversion Technology and Research (United States)
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Shaping solar concentrator mirrors by radiative heating
Paper 9175-11
Author(s): J. Roger P. Angel, Thomas E. Stalcup, The Univ. of Arizona (United States), REhnu, Inc. (United States); Brian M. Wheelwright, Stephen H. Warner, Kimberly N. Hammer, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
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Demonstration of a self-tracking phase change concentration device
Paper 9175-12
Author(s): Volker Zagolla, Eric J. Tremblay, Christophe Moser, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
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Session 4:
Spectrum Splitting Concentrators Session I
Tuesday 19 August 2014
3:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Ray trace optimization of light trapping filtered concentrator
Paper 9175-13
Author(s): John Lloyd, Emily D. Kosten, Emily C. Warmann, Harry A. Atwater, California Institute of Technology (United States)
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Diffractive spectrum splitting module using high-contrast gratings (Invited Paper)
Paper 9175-14
Author(s): Sunita Darbe, Emily C. Warmann, Harry A. Atwater, California Institute of Technology (United States)
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Positional irradiance measurement: characterization of spectrum-splitting and concentrating optics for photovoltaics
Paper 9175-15
Author(s): Cristofer A. Flowers, Sunita Darbe, Carissa N. Eisler, California Institute of Technology (United States); Junwen He, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States); Harry A. Atwater, California Institute of Technology (United States)
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Session 5:
Spectrum Splitting Concentrators Session II
Tuesday 19 August 2014
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
  • Session Chair:
  • Harry A. Atwater, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Design of folded holographic spectrum-splitting photovoltaic systems for direct and diffused illumination conditions
Paper 9175-16
Author(s): Yuechen Wu, Juan M. Russo, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Shelby D. Vorndran, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Raymond K. Kostuk, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
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Analysis of dispersive spectrum splitting systems
Paper 9175-17
Author(s): Juan M. Russo, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Shelby D. Vorndran, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Yuechen Wu, Raymond K. Kostuk, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
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Two-axis spectral splitting optical concentrator based on single injection molded plastic element
Paper 9175-18
Author(s): Marco Stefancich, Carlo Maragliano, Harry Apostoleris, Matteo Chiesa, Masdar Institute of Science & Technology (United Arab Emirates)
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Wednesday 20 August Show All Abstracts
Session 6:
CSP Optics and Coatings
Wednesday 20 August 2014
9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
  • Session Chair:
  • Andru J. Prescod, SunShot Initiative, U.S. Dept. of Energy (United States), ManTech International Corp. (United States)
Low cost anti-soiling coatings for CSP collector mirrors and heliostats
Paper 9175-19
Author(s): Scott R. Hunter, D. Barton Smith, Georgios Polizos, Daniel Schaeffer, Dominic F. Lee, Panos G. Datskos, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
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Optical and adhesive properties of dust deposits on solar mirrors and their effects on specular reflectivity and electrodynamic cleaning of solar collectors for mitigating energy-yield loss
Paper 9175-20
Author(s): Malay Mazumder, Boston Univ. (United States); Julius Yellowhair, Sandia National Labs. (United States); Jeremy Stark, Calvin Heiling, John N. Hudelson, Zhonkai Xu, Hannah Gibson, Mark N. Horenstein, Boston Univ. (United States)
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Anti-oxidation, high-performance solution-processed Ni plasmonic nanochain-SiOx selective solar thermal absorbers
Paper 9175-21
Author(s): Xiaobai Yu, Xiaoxin Wang, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States); Qinglin Zhang, Univ. of Kentucky (United States); Jifeng Liu, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth (United States)
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The end of the road for carbon-based metal oxide matrices for selective solar absorbers?
Paper 9175-22
Author(s): Patricia B. Forbes, Musa Kunene, Univ. of Pretoria (South Africa); Kittessa T. Roro, Andrew Forbes, CSIR National Laser Ctr. (South Africa)
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Session 7:
CPV Systems and Optics
Wednesday 20 August 2014
10:50 AM - 12:10 PM
First demonstration of a novel 2D-waveguiding solar concentrator
Paper 9175-23
Author(s): Ran Huang, Yuxiao Liu, Christi K. Madsen, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
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Field performance of CPV systems using different Fresnel lenses
Paper 9175-24
Author(s): Mingguo Liu, William Bagienski, Robert B. Gordon, Adam P. Plesniak, Vahan Garboushian, Amonix Inc. (United States)
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Electroluminescence imaging of Morgan Solar's 4th generation CPV technology for in-line quality control and optical efficiency estimation
Paper 9175-25
Author(s): Michael Sinclair, Pascal Dufour, Kristine M. C. Drew, John Paul Morgan, Morgan Solar, Inc. (Canada)
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On-sun performance of a commercial dish-based HCPV system
Paper 9175-26
Author(s): Blake M. Coughenour, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); Thomas E. Stalcup, REhnu, Inc. (United States); Brian M. Wheelwright, Andrew Geary, Kimberly N. Hammer, The Univ. of Arizona (United States); J. Roger P. Angel, REhnu, Inc. (United States), The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
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Session PWed:
Posters-Wednesday
Wednesday 20 August 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Conference attendees are invited to attend the poster session on Wednesday evening. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. Poster authors, view poster presentation guidelines at [{http://spie.org/x30293.xml}+{http://spie.org/x30293.xml}].
Analysis of a hybrid solar combined cycle in Algeria
Paper 9175-27
Author(s): Mohammed Laissaoui, Ctr. de Développement des Energies Renouvelables (Algeria)
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Luminescent optical epoxies for solar concentrators
Paper 9175-28
Author(s): Anni Partanen, Aapo Harju, Jarkko Mutanen, Hanna Lajunen, Tuula Pakkanen, Markku Kuittinen, Univ. of Eastern Finland (Finland)
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High temperature concentrator solar cells for hybrid energy convertors
Paper 9175-29
Author(s): Jonathan Grandidier, Bill J. Nesmith, Subbarao Surampudi, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
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