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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 22, Iss. S2 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: A521–A527

Micro-concentrators for a microsystems-enabled photovoltaic system

Bradley H. Jared, Michael P. Saavedra, Ben J. Anderson, Ron S. Goeke, William C. Sweatt, Gregory N. Nielson, Murat Okandan, Brenton Elisberg, Dave Snively, John Duncan, Tian Gu, Gautam Agrawal, and Michael W. Haney  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue S2, pp. A521-A527 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.00A521


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Abstract

A 100X magnification, ± 2.5° field of view micro-concentrating optical system has been developed for a microsystems-enabled photovoltaic (MEPV) prototype module using 250 µm diameter multi-junction “stacked” PV cells.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Optical Design for Energy Applications

History
Original Manuscript: December 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 17, 2014
Published: March 5, 2014

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Renewable Energy and the Environment (2014) Optics Express

Citation
Bradley H. Jared, Michael P. Saavedra, Ben J. Anderson, Ron S. Goeke, William C. Sweatt, Gregory N. Nielson, Murat Okandan, Brenton Elisberg, Dave Snively, John Duncan, Tian Gu, Gautam Agrawal, and Michael W. Haney, "Micro-concentrators for a microsystems-enabled photovoltaic system," Opt. Express 22, A521-A527 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-S2-A521


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