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Holographic elements in solar concentrator and collection systems
Author(s): Raymond K. Kostuk; Jose Castro; Brian Myer; Demming Zhang; Glenn Rosenberg
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Paper Abstract

Holographic elements have several unique features that make them attractive for solar collector and concentrator systems. These properties include the ability to diffract light at large deflection angles, Bragg selectivity, grating multiplexing, and angle-wavelength matching. In this presentation we review how these properties can be applied to solar collection and concentrator systems. An algorithm is presented for analyzing the energy collection properties of holographic concentrators in specific geometries and is applied to a planar collection format. Holographic elements are shown to have advantages for low concentration ratio solar concentrator systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7407, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications IV, 74070E (20 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.829569
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Raymond K. Kostuk, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jose Castro, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Brian Myer, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Demming Zhang, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Glenn Rosenberg, Prism Solar Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7407:
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications IV
Lori E. Greene, Editor(s)

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