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Progress in the development of modular reflective concentrators for large-scale deployment
Author(s): Steve Horne; Gary D. Conley; David K. Fork
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Paper Abstract

Highly efficient triple-junction photovoltaic cells are combined with novel tailored imaging and non-imaging concentrator optics, to provide a scalable approach to cost-effective concentrator solar PV systems. The two designs presented are scaleable in that they are arrays of small concentrating elements, which can be tailored in size to suit a range of manufacturing and installation practices. They are both appropriate for commercial rooftop or large, utility scale rollout and have been designed with safety and low cost of energy production as primary targets. This paper is an update on their progress from conception to commercialization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6339, High and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications, 633906 (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.681330
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Steve Horne, SolFocus Inc. (United States)
Gary D. Conley, SolFocus Inc. (United States)
David K. Fork, Palo Alto Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6339:
High and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications
Martha Symko-Davies, Editor(s)

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