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14 September 2018 Increased power collection efficiency of conventional silicon photovoltaic modules with holographic light management techniques
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Conventional silicon Photovoltaic (PV) modules often have a significant surface obstruction that reduces the collection of incident solar illumination and energy conversion efficiency. In this paper, light management methods that combine low cost holographic optical elements and diffusers into conventional PV modules are evaluated to capture unused illumination. It is found that by using reflection volume holograms (RVHs) with 300 nm spectral bandwidth in combination with a diffuser on a PV module with 12% of its surface area not covered with active PV cell regions that an improvement in power collection efficiency of 9.36% is possible.
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Jianbo Zhao, Yuechen Wu, Benjamin Chrysler, Silvana Ayala Pelaez, and Raymond K. Kostuk "Increased power collection efficiency of conventional silicon photovoltaic modules with holographic light management techniques", Proc. SPIE 10758, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XV, 1075809 (14 September 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2321643
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