|B-Phot Authors||Fabian Duerr, Hugo Thienpont|
F. Duerr, Y. Meuret, and H. Thienpont, “Tracking integration in concentrating photovoltaics using laterally moving optics,” Opt. Express, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. A207–A218, 2011.
|Abstract||In this work the concept of tracking-integrated concentrating photovoltaics is studied and its capabilities are quantitatively analyzed. The design strategy desists from ideal concentration performance to reduce the external mechanical solar tracking effort in favor of a compact installation, possibly resulting in lower overall cost. The proposed optical design is based on an extended Simultaneous Multiple Surface (SMS) algorithm and uses two laterally moving plano-convex lenses to achieve high concentration over a wide angular range of +/- 24 degrees. It achieves 500x concentration, outperforming its conventional concentrating photovoltaic counterparts on a polar aligned single axis tracker. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America|
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