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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 26, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1987
  • pp: 1207–1212

Optics of two-stage photovoltaic concentrators with dielectric second stages

Xiaohui Ning, Joseph O’Gallagher, and Roland Winston  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 1207-1212 (1987)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.26.001207


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Abstract

Two-stage photovoltaic concentrators with Fresnel lenses as primaries and dielectric totally internally reflecting nonimaging concentrators as secondaries are discussed. The general design principles of such two-stage systems are given. Their optical properties are studied and analyzed in detail using computer ray trace procedures. It is found that the two-stage concentrator offers not only a higher concentration or increased acceptance angle, but also a more uniform flux distribution on the photovoltaic cell than the point focusing Fresnel lens alone. Experimental measurements with a two-stage prototype module are presented and compared to the analytical predictions.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 20, 1986
Published: April 1, 1987

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Xiaohui Ning, Joseph O’Gallagher, and Roland Winston, "Optics of two-stage photovoltaic concentrators with dielectric second stages," Appl. Opt. 26, 1207-1212 (1987)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-26-7-1207

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