|B-Phot Authors||Fabian Duerr, Hugo Thienpont|
F. Duerr, P. Benítez, J. C. Miñano, Y. Meuret, and H. Thienpont, “Integrating tracking in concentrating photovoltaics using non-rotational symmetric laterally moving optics,” in Proc. SPIE, Nonimaging optics: efficient design for illumination and solar concentration VIII, 2011, vol. 81240M, p. 81240M.
|Abstract||In this work the concept of integrating tracking in concentrating photovoltaics is briefly summarized and possible fields of application are classified. A previously proposed system setup relies on the use of two rotational symmetric laterally moving plano-convex lenses to achieve 500x concentration over an angular range of +/-24 degrees. However, the circular lens apertures are less suitable for application in lens array structures. A new design algorithm based on the Simultaneous Multiple Surface algorithm in three dimensions (SMS3D) demonstrates the ability to address this problem. Performance simulations show that the resulting non-rotational symmetric design outperforms its conventional rotational symmetric counterpart.|
|Attachment||SPIE - Duerr11 - Integrating tracking in concentrating photovoltaics using non-rotational symmetric laterally moving optics.pdf (691.60 kB)|
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