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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2010
  • pp: 5183–5191

Stationary nonimaging lenses for solar concentration

Panagiotis Kotsidas, Eleni Chatzi, and Vijay Modi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 27, pp. 5183-5191 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.005183


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Abstract

A novel approach for the design of refractive lenses is presented, where the lens is mounted on a stationary aperture and the Sun is tracked by a moving solar cell. The purpose of this work is to design a quasi-stationary concentrator by replacing the two-axis tracking of the Sun with internal motion of the miniaturized solar cell inside the module. Families of lenses are designed with a variation of the simultaneous multiple surface technique in which the sawtooth genetic algorithm is implemented to optimize the geometric variables of the optic in order to produce high fluxes for a range of incidence angles. Finally, we show examples of the technique for lenses with 60 ° and 30 ° acceptance half-angles, with low to medium attainable concentrations.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
(080.4295) Geometric optics : Nonimaging optical systems

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: July 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2010
Published: September 20, 2010

Citation
Panagiotis Kotsidas, Eleni Chatzi, and Vijay Modi, "Stationary nonimaging lenses for solar concentration," Appl. Opt. 49, 5183-5191 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-27-5183

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