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Physics and applications of fluorescent concentrators: a review
Author(s): Armin Zastrow
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Paper Abstract

Fluorescent Planar Concentrators have attracted the interest of a large number of scientists and engineers all over the world from the late seventies up to now. Although the main goal, to develop a concentrator for photovoltaic energy conversion on a large scale, has not been achieved so far, research on these interesting devices is continuing. In this paper, an overview of the history, the operation principle, the energy loss mechanism of the systems and the properties of the materials involved is given. The thermodynamic limits on the maximum concentration ratio are discussed. Some applications will be presented. Finally, information on some new lines of development in this field is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 1994
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2255, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII, (9 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185397
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Armin Zastrow, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Solare Energiesysteme (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2255:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XIII
Volker Wittwer; Claes G. Granqvist; Carl M. Lampert, Editor(s)

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