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Optimization of a low concentration photovoltaic system
Author(s): Abraham K. Ishihara; Shahar Ben-Menahem; Vincent Brac-de-la-Perriere; Bernard Kress
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we discuss optimization of a novel low-concentration photovoltaic system with the following properties: (1) static concentration without the need for tracking (2) thermal uniformity via Diffraction Efficiency Modulation (DEM), and (3) mass-fabricability and rollability. The approach leverages a unique combination of waveoptics modeling, multi-objective thermal-electro-optical optimization, and mass-fabricable, nano-manufacturing technology. We discuss various aspects of the optimization including a novel Helmholtz FD solver and thermal and electrical considerations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2014
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 9202, Photonics Applications for Aviation, Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments V, 92021G (17 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064434
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Abraham K. Ishihara, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (United States)
Shahar Ben-Menahem, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (United States)
Vincent Brac-de-la-Perriere, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley (United States)
Bernard Kress, USI Photonics Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9202:
Photonics Applications for Aviation, Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments V
Alex A. Kazemi; Bernard C. Kress; Edgar A. Mendoza, Editor(s)

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