High performance Fresnel-based photovoltaic concentrator

Descripción (resumen): 

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.


Tipo publicación: 
Revistas JRC-SCI
Publicado en: 
Optics Express   Vol. 18, Issue S1, p.p.A25-A40,
ISBN/ISSN: 
1094-4087
Ingeniería óptica
Fecha de Publicacion: 
Abril 2010
Autores CeDInt: 
Otros Autores: 
Rubén Mohedano, Aleksandra Cvetkovic, Julio Chaves