5 January 1984 Nonimaqing Optic Theory For Photovoltaic Applications
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We present here a review of the theoretical analysis of the limits of concentration under extended sources of arbitrary radiance based solely on the Fermat principle and its derivation, the theorem of the conservation of the etendue, and not on the specific shape of the concentrators. It is concluded that for casting increasingly high values of energy on the collector, which in photovoltaic. cases would be a bifacial solar cell, it is necessary to collect a lower portion of the total sky energy. This theory is applied to several types of static concentrators indicating to which extent their performance approaches the established limits.
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Antonio Luque, Antonio Luque, } "Nonimaqing Optic Theory For Photovoltaic Applications", Proc. SPIE 0441, Intl Conf on Nonimaging Concentrators, (5 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.937691; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937691
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