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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1983
  • pp: 3236–3241

Monte Carlo simulation of the performance of PMMA luminescent solar collectors

M. Carrascosa, S. Unamuno, and F. Agullo-Lopez  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 20, pp. 3236-3241 (1983)

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A Monte Carlo method has been developed to simulate the performance of luminescent solar collectors (LSC) consisting of a PMMA plate with an attached film (or multiple-film stack) of dye-activated PMMA. Rhodamine 6G and Fluorol 555 have been considered as dopant dyes. Direct and diffuse solar spectra have been simulated in order to compare extreme insolation conditions. Efficiency factors have been determined as a function of the main geometrical and optical parameters of the LSC.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 10, 1983
Published: October 15, 1983

M. Carrascosa, S. Unamuno, and F. Agullo-Lopez, "Monte Carlo simulation of the performance of PMMA luminescent solar collectors," Appl. Opt. 22, 3236-3241 (1983)

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