Design and modeling of a cost-effective achromatic Fresnel lens for concentrating photovoltaics

Vallerotto, Guido and Victoria Pérez, Marta and Askins, Stephen and Herrero Martin, Rebeca and Domínguez Domínguez, César and Antón Hernández, Ignacio and Sala Pano, Gabriel (2016). Design and modeling of a cost-effective achromatic Fresnel lens for concentrating photovoltaics. "Optics Express", v. 24 (n. 18); pp.. ISSN 1094-4087. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.0A1245.

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Title: Design and modeling of a cost-effective achromatic Fresnel lens for concentrating photovoltaics
Author/s:
  • Vallerotto, Guido
  • Victoria Pérez, Marta
  • Askins, Stephen
  • Herrero Martin, Rebeca
  • Domínguez Domínguez, César
  • Antón Hernández, Ignacio
  • Sala Pano, Gabriel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Optics Express
Date: September 2016
ISSN: 1094-4087
Volume: 24
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
UPM's Research Group: Integración de Sistemas e Instrumentos ISI
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel Fresnel lens capable to significantly reduce chromatic aberration in solar applications. The optical performance of this achromatic lens has been analyzed through ray-tracing simulations, showing a concentration factor three times higher than that attained by a classic Silicone On Glass (SOG) Fresnel lens while maintaining the same acceptance angle. This should avoid the need for a secondary optical element, reducing the cost associated with its manufacturing and assembly and increasing the module reliability. The achromatic lens is made of inexpensive plastic and elastomer which allows a highly scalable and cost-competitive manufacturing process similar to the one currently used for the fabrication of SOG Fresnel lenses. (C)2016 Optical Society of America

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020640873CPVMatchFraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V.Concentrating Photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies
Government of SpainENE2013-45229-PUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 43270
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/43270/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:43270
DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.0A1245
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.0A1245
Deposited by: Prof. Gabriel Sala
Deposited on: 12 Sep 2016 08:31
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 17:06
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