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Design principles of the first 4x fixed solar concentrator
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We discuss the theoretical limits of concentration for stationary solar concentrators allowed by the law of thermodynamics. The principles to design systems that approach the theoretical limits are then presented followed by a few examples, including the first 4x fixed solar concentrator.

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Date Published: 19 August 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7785, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VII, 77850B (19 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.863248
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Roland Winston, Univ. of California, Merced (United States)
Weiya Zhang, Univ. of California, Merced (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7785:
Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration VII
Roland Winston; Jeffrey M. Gordon, Editor(s)

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