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Nonimaging solar concentrator with near-uniform irradiance for photovoltaic arrays
Author(s): Joseph J. O'Gallagher; Roland Winston; Randy Gee
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Paper Abstract

We report results of a study our group has undertaken to design a solar concentrator with uniform irradiance on a planar target. This attribute is especially important for photovoltaic concentrators. We find that a variety of optical mixers, some incorporating a moderate level of concentration, can be quite effective in achieving near uniform irradiance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4446, Nonimaging Optics: Maximum Efficiency Light Transfer VI, (19 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448830
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Joseph J. O'Gallagher, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Roland Winston, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Randy Gee, Duke Solar (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4446:
Nonimaging Optics: Maximum Efficiency Light Transfer VI
Roland Winston, Editor(s)

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