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Modeling and simulation of the solar concentrator in photovoltaic systems through the application of a new BRDF function model
Author(s): Kamil Plachta
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents a new algorithm that uses a combination of two models of BRDF functions: Torrance-Sparrow model and HTSG model. The knowledge of technical parameters of a surface is especially useful in the construction of the solar concentrator. The concentrator directs the reflected solar radiation on the surface of photovoltaic panels, increasing the amount of incident radiance. The software applying algorithm allows to calculate surface parameters of the solar concentrator. Performed simulation showing the share of diffuse component and directional component in reflected stream for surfaces made from particular materials. The impact of share of each component in reflected stream on the efficiency of the solar concentrator and photovoltaic surface has also been described. Subsequently, simulation change the value of voltage, current and power output of monocrystalline photovoltaic panels installed in a solar concentrator system has been made for selected surface of materials solar concentrator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9898, Photonics for Solar Energy Systems VI, 989811 (29 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2227885
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Kamil Plachta, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9898:
Photonics for Solar Energy Systems VI
Ralf B. Wehrspohn; Andreas Gombert, Editor(s)

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