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Algorithm applying a modified BRDF function in Λ-ridge concentrator solar radiation
Author(s): Kamil Plachta
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an algorithm that uses the modified BRDF function. It allows the calculation of the parameters of Λ-ridge concentrator system. The concentrator directs reflected solar radiation on photovoltaic surface, increasing its efficiency. The efficiency of the concentrator depends on the surface characteristics of the material which it is made of, the angle of the photovoltaic panel and the resolution of the tracking system. It shows a method of modeling the surface by using the BRDF function and describes its basic parameters, e.g. roughness and the components of the reflected stream. A cost calculation of chosen models with presented in this article BRDF function modification has been made. The author’s own simulation program allows to choose the appropriate material for construction of a Λ-ridge concentrator, generate micro surface of the material, and simulate the shape and components of the reflected stream.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2015
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9516, Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations II, 95160X (1 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178636
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Kamil Plachta, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9516:
Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations II
Pavel Cheben; Jiří Čtyroký; Iñigo Molina-Fernández, Editor(s)

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