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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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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