From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2016
Commercially viable concentrating photovoltaic systems are a difficult blend of science and practicality, especially as the complete product lifecycle must be addressed. Optical choices are key: they set the stage for the many compromises that must be made, for better or for worse. This talk will outline SolFocus' experience in bringing one approach to commercial reality, and the important role the company's consulting professors played.
S. Horne, "The role of optics in practical concentrating photovoltaics," Proc. SPIE 9955, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIII—Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nonimaging Optics, 995505 (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 28, 2016; Published: 7 September 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2239021.
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