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Improved and customized secondary optics for photo-voltaic concentrators
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Paper Abstract

In this contribution the line flow method is applied to an optimized secondary optics in a photovoltaic concentration system where the primary optics is already defined and characterized. This method is a particular application of photic field theory. This method uses the parameterization of a given primary optics, including actual tolerances of the manufacturing process. The design of the secondary optics is constrained by the selection of primary optics and maximizes the concentration at a previously specified collection area. The geometry of the secondary element is calculated by using a virtual source, which sends light in a first concentration step. This allows us to calculate the line flow for this specific case. This concept allows designing more compact and efficient secondary optics of photovoltaic systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9572, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XII, 957205 (25 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187962
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Vázquez, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
A. Álvarez Fernández-Balbuena, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Ángel García-Botella, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
Javier Alda, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9572:
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XII
Roland Winston; Jeffrey M. Gordon, Editor(s)

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