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Modeling and analysis of the solar concentrator in photovoltaic systems
Author(s): Janusz Mroczka; Kamil Plachta
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents the Λ-ridge and V-trough concentrator system with a low concentration ratio. Calculations and simulations have been made in the program created by the author. The results of simulation allow to choose the best parameters of photovoltaic system: the opening angle between the surface of the photovoltaic module and mirrors, resolution of the tracking system and the material for construction of the concentrator mirrors. The research shows the effect each of these parameters on the efficiency of the photovoltaic system and method of surface modeling using BRDF function. The parameters of concentrator surface (eg. surface roughness) were calculated using a new algorithm based on the BRDF function. The algorithm uses a combination of model Torrance-Sparrow and HTSG. The simulation shows the change in voltage, current and output power depending on system parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 June 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9526, Modeling Aspects in Optical Metrology V, 95261F (21 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2184632
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Janusz Mroczka, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Kamil Plachta, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9526:
Modeling Aspects in Optical Metrology V
Bernd Bodermann; Karsten Frenner; Richard M. Silver, Editor(s)

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