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Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics
Eindhoven Netherlands
November 11-14, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-952-7
Scattering, Module Optics, and Illumination (JT3A)

Cylindrical and Flat Solar Collector Geometries: Theory and Experiment

John Koshel, Greg Smestad, Daniel Shull, Peter Stephens, and Tim Healy  »View Author Affiliations


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Comparisons between theory, ray-tracing, and experiments for flat and cylindrical PV-panels are made. Results show agreement, with cylindrical geometries working better in the morning and afternoon, while flat panels work better around noon.

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OCIS Codes
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(080.2175) Geometric optics : Etendue
(080.4295) Geometric optics : Nonimaging optical systems

J. Koshel, G. Smestad, D. Shull, P. Stephens, and T. Healy, "Cylindrical and Flat Solar Collector Geometries: Theory and Experiment," in Renewable Energy and the Environment Optics and Photonics Congress, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JT3A.2.

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