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Efficient hybrid electric and thermal energy generation
Author(s): X. Winston Xia; Alexander V. Parfenov; Tin M. Aye; Min-Yi Shih
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a novel hybrid solar photovoltaic electrical and thermal energy cogeneration system with high efficiency, at potentially reduced overall weight and size compared with current solar energy systems. The new system is based on highly efficient photovoltaic solar cells and tubular water thermal receivers, incorporating holographic spectral beam light guide concentrators resulting in a more cost-effective solution. Details of fabrication and preliminary experimental testing results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8108, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VI, 81080F (19 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894166
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X. Winston Xia, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Alexander V. Parfenov, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Tin M. Aye, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Min-Yi Shih, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8108:
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VI
Kaitlyn VanSant; Raed A. Sherif, Editor(s)

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