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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2789–2791

Dielectric microconcentrators for efficiency enhancement in concentrator solar cells

Omer Korech, Jeffrey M. Gordon, Eugene A. Katz, Daniel Feuermann, and Naftali Eisenberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2789-2791 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002789


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Abstract

Metal fingers typically cover more than 10% of the active area of concentrator solar cells. Microfabricated dielectric optical designs that can completely eliminate front contact shading losses are explored. Essentially no microconcentrator optical losses need be incurred, series resistance losses can be reduced, and net efficiency gains of roughly 15% (relative) are realistic.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.1770) Optical design and fabrication : Concentrators
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

ToC Category:
Other Areas of Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2007
Published: September 20, 2007

Citation
Omer Korech, Jeffrey M. Gordon, Eugene A. Katz, Daniel Feuermann, and Naftali Eisenberg, "Dielectric microconcentrators for efficiency enhancement in concentrator solar cells," Opt. Lett. 32, 2789-2791 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-19-2789


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