25 November 1980 Luminescent Solar Concentrators
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Abstract
A type of solar concentrator for photovoltaics utilizing light pipe trapping of luminescence is described. Total collector efficiencies of 3. 2% have been measured, and efficiencies of 10% appear theoretically possible. The photodegradation lifetime of the dyes presently used is about one year under optimal conditions.
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J. S. Batchelder, A. H. Zewail, T. Cole, "Luminescent Solar Concentrators", Proc. SPIE 0248, Role of Electro-Optics in Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, (25 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.970592; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.970592
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Absorption

Solar energy

Solar concentrators

Polymethylmethacrylate

Quantum efficiency

Molecules

Luminescence

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