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The role of optics in practical concentrating photovoltaics
Author(s): S. Horne
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Paper Abstract

Commercially viable concentrating photovoltaic systems are a difficult blend of science and practicality, especially as the complete product lifecycle must be addressed. Optical choices are key: they set the stage for the many compromises that must be made, for better or for worse. This talk will outline SolFocus' experience in bringing one approach to commercial reality, and the important role the company's consulting professors played.

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Date Published: 7 September 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9955, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIII—Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nonimaging Optics, 995505 (7 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2239021
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S. Horne, Dark Roast Consulting (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9955:
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIII—Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nonimaging Optics
Roland Winston; Jeffrey M. Gordon, Editor(s)

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