Free-form optics for Fresnel-lens-based photovoltaic concentrators

Miñano Dominguez, Juan Carlos and Benitez Gimenez, Pablo and Zamora Herranz, Pablo and Buljan, Marina and Santamaria Galdon, Maria Asuncion and Mohedano, Rubén (2013). Free-form optics for Fresnel-lens-based photovoltaic concentrators. "Optics Express", v. 21 (n. S3); pp.. ISSN 1094-4087. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.00A494.

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Title: Free-form optics for Fresnel-lens-based photovoltaic concentrators
Author/s:
  • Miñano Dominguez, Juan Carlos
  • Benitez Gimenez, Pablo
  • Zamora Herranz, Pablo
  • Buljan, Marina
  • Santamaria Galdon, Maria Asuncion
  • Mohedano, Rubén
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Optics Express
Date: May 2013
Volume: 21
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) promise relies upon the use of high-efficiency triple-junction solar cells (with proven efficiencies of over 44%) and upon high-performance optics that allow for high concentration concurrent with relaxed manufacturing tolerances (all key elements for low-cost mass production). Additionally, uniform illumination is highly desirable for efficiency and reliability reasons. All of these features have to be achieved with inexpensive optics containing only a few (in general no more than 2) optical elements. In this paper we show that the degrees of freedom using free-forms allow the introduction of multiple functionalities required for CPV with just 2 optical elements, one of which is a Fresnel lens.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP7283798NGCPVUnspecifiedA new generation of concentrator photovoltaic cells, modules and systems

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Item ID: 21564
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/21564/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:21564
DOI: 10.1364/OE.21.00A494
Official URL: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-21-S3-A494
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Nov 2013 19:36
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2014 09:29
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