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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 26 — Dec. 22, 2008
  • pp: 21773–21792

Luminescent Solar Concentrators - A review of recent results

Wilfried G.J.H.M. van Sark, Keith W.J. Barnham, Lenneke H. Slooff, Amanda J. Chatten, Andreas Büchtemann, Andreas Meyer, Sarah J. McCormack, Rolf Koole, Daniel J. Farrell, Rahul Bose, Evert E. Bende, Antonius R. Burgers, Tristram Budel, Jana Quilitz, Manus Kennedy, Toby Meyer, C. De Mello Donegá, Andries Meijerink, and Daniel Vanmaekelbergh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 26, pp. 21773-21792 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.021773


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Abstract

Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) generally consist of transparent polymer sheets doped with luminescent species. Incident sunlight is absorbed by the luminescent species and emitted with high quantum efficiency, such that emitted light is trapped in the sheet and travels to the edges where it can be collected by solar cells. LSCs offer potentially lower cost per Wp. This paper reviews results mainly obtained within the framework of the Fullspectrum project. Two modeling approaches are presented, i.e., a thermodynamic and a ray-trace one, as well as experimental results, with a focus on LSC stability.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

History
Original Manuscript: July 28, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2008
Published: December 17, 2008

Virtual Issues
(2009) Advances in Optics and Photonics
Optics for Energy (2008) Optics Express

Citation
Wilfried G.J.H.M. van Sark, Keith W.J. Barnham, Lenneke H. Slooff, Amanda J. Chatten, Andreas Büchtemann, Andreas Meyer, Sarah J. McCormack, Rolf Koole, Daniel J. Farrell, Rahul Bose, Evert E. Bende, Antonius R. Burgers, Tristram Budel, Jana Quilitz, Manus Kennedy, Toby Meyer, C. De Mello Donegá, Andries Meijerink, and Daniel Vanmaekelbergh, "Luminescent Solar Concentrators - A review of recent results," Opt. Express 16, 21773-21792 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-26-21773


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