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Micro-optics for high-efficiency optical performance and simplified tracking for concentrated photovoltaics (CPV)
Author(s): W. C. Sweatt; B. H. Jared; G. N. Nielson; M. Okandan; A. Filatov; M. B. Sinclair; J. L. Cruz-Campa; A. L. Lentine
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Paper Abstract

Micro-optical 5mm lenses in 50mm sub-arrays illuminate arrays of photovoltaic cells with 49X concentration. Fine tracking over ±10° FOV in sub-array allows coarse tracking by meter-sized solar panels. Plastic prototype demonstrated for 400nm<λ<1600nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 765210 (8 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.870964
Show Author Affiliations
W. C. Sweatt, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
B. H. Jared, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
G. N. Nielson, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
M. Okandan, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
A. Filatov, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
M. B. Sinclair, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
J. L. Cruz-Campa, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
A. L. Lentine, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7652:
International Optical Design Conference 2010
Julie Bentley; Anurag Gupta; Richard N. Youngworth, Editor(s)

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