High performance Fresnel-based photovoltaic concentrator


In order to achieve competitive system costs in mass-production, it is essential that CPV concentrators incorporate sufficient manufacturing tolerances. This paper presents an advanced concentrator optic comprising a Fresnel lens and a refractive secondary element, both with broken rotational symmetry, an optic producing both the desired light concentration with high tolerance (high acceptance angle) as well as an excellent light homogenization by Köhler integration. This concentrator compares well with conventional Fresnel-based CPV concentrators.

Publication type: 
JRC-SCI Magazine
Published in: 
Optics Express   Vol. 18, Issue S1, p.p.A25-A40,
Publication date: 
April 2010
CeDInt Authors: 
Other Authors: 
Rubén Mohedano, Aleksandra Cvetkovic, Julio Chaves