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  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: PDSWB1
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  • Yu, Zongfu; Raman, Aaswath; Fan, Shanhui
  • We use a rigorous electromagnetic approach to develop a light-trapping theory, which reveals that the conventional limit 4n2can be substantially surpassed in nanophotonic...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: SMA1
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  • Danielson, David
  • In this talk, ARPA-E’s Founding Program Director Dr. David Danielson will provide an introduction to ARPA-E’s approach to investing in transformational energy R&D projects and will...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: SMA2
  • OSA Technical Digest (CD)
  • Miñano, Juan C; Benítez, Pablo; Zamora, Pablo; Mohedano, Rubén; Cvetkovic, Aleksandra; Buljan, Marina; Chaves, Julio; Alvarez, Roberto
  • An advanced CPV-concentrator with a Fresnel primary and a refractive secondary produces both high concentration with high tolerance and excellent light homogenization. It compares well...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: SMB1
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  • Gombert, Andreas
  • The FLATCON® concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) technology is presented. The first system in the US was installed in 2009 and shows an AC power efficiency of 25% and an AC energy...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: SMB2
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  • Kivalov, Sergey N; Perez, Richard
  • The paper presents two designs of combined prismatic-parabola-cylindrical stationary concentrators. They reach 8.4X and 10.4X concentration levels for nonsymmetrical and symmetrical...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: SMB3
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  • Shepard, Scott
  • We define photovoltaic and hybrid system improvement factors which can characterize the utility of optical filters for solar energy applications. Comparison of two types of optical...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: SMB4
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  • Baldwin, Leo
  • The design objectives and methodologies for a monolithic multichannel secondary optic to compliment the inflated plastic primary collector in a utility-scale concentrated photovoltaic...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuA1
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  • Parretta, Antonio; Martinelli, Giuliano; Antonini, Andrea; Vincenzi, Donato; Privato, C
  • We discuss two classes of methods for characterizing solar concentrators (mainly nonimaging): “direct” and “inverse”, in relation to the way these are irradiated. We derive the optical...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuA2
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  • Parks, Robert
  • The Software Configurable Optical Test System (SCOTS) is a simple, inexpensive yet highly flexible optical test configurable for almost any specular surface. It consists of a computer...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuA3
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  • Vincenzi, Donato; Baricordi, Stefano; Occhiali, Massimiliano; Stefancich, Marco; Parretta, Antonio; Martinelli, Giuliano
  • We present the design guidelines and the characterization of a multispectral camera tailored to be used as accuracy measurement device for sun trackers. The camera has been calibrated...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuA4
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  • Martín, Rebeca Herrero; Domínguez, C; Antón, I; Askins, S; Sala, G
  • Two characterization techniques based on a CCD camera have been developed: an inverse illumination method based on cell light emission and a lens deformation analysis method. Its...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuB2
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  • Russo, Juan M; Castillo Aguilella, Jose E; Rosenberg, Glenn
  • Dual aperture holographic planar concentrator modules are compared to single aperture modules. Direct-current IV and alternating-current power curves are presented and used to compare...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuB3
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  • Castro, Jose M; Zhang, Deming; Kostuk, Raymond
  • We analyze two planar holographic solar concentrator designs for low and medium concentration ratio applications. This type of solar concentrators can provide concentration and...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuB4
  • OSA Technical Digest (CD)
  • Castillo, Jose E; Russo, Juan M; Herr-Cardillo, Starr; Kumar, Rakesh; Rosenberg, Glenn
  • We present the temperature data for several examples of holographic planar concentrators. The extended holographic regions act as radiative transfer surfaces which reduce the...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuB5
  • OSA Technical Digest (CD)
  • Russo, Juan M; Castillo, Jose E; Aspnes, Eric; Rosenberg, Glenn
  • Dual aperture holographic planar concentrator modules are compared to single aperture modules for a seasonal period of nine months. Seasonal, clear and cloudy day power and energy...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuC1
  • OSA Technical Digest (CD)
  • George, Mark
  • In this paper we review the predominate large area thin film coating technologies used for manufacture of optical solar devices. We discuss typical film properties and their technical...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuC2
  • OSA Technical Digest (CD)
  • Gjessing, Jo; Sudbø, Aasmund; Marstein, Erik Stensrud
  • We propose a novel sub-micron back-side grating for light trapping in thin silicon solar cells. The 2-D-blazed grating has the potential to increase the optical thickness of the solar...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuC3
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  • Jaeger, Klaus; Zeman, Miro
  • Scattering properties of surface-textured thin films that are used in thin-film silicon solar cells, such as angular intensity distribution and haze, were calculated with the scalar...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuC4
  • OSA Technical Digest (CD)
  • Victoria, Marta; Domínguez, C; Antón, I; Sala, G
  • When optimizing antireflection coating for concentrator solar cells, the incidence angles distribution and the broad spectral bandwidth, must be considered. Here, numerical...

  • Optics for Solar Energy (OSE) 2010 paper: STuD1
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  • Angel, Roger
  • Sunlight is collected by 3.1 x 3.1 m square dish reflectors. At each focus, light is apportioned by secondary optics onto many cells in a concave array, with each cell receiving the...
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