19 November 2001 Nonimaging solar concentrator with near-uniform irradiance for photovoltaic arrays
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We report results of a study our group has undertaken to design a solar concentrator with uniform irradiance on a planar target. This attribute is especially important for photovoltaic concentrators. We find that a variety of optical mixers, some incorporating a moderate level of concentration, can be quite effective in achieving near uniform irradiance.
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Joseph J. O'Gallagher, Roland Winston, Randy Gee, "Nonimaging solar concentrator with near-uniform irradiance for photovoltaic arrays", Proc. SPIE 4446, Nonimaging Optics: Maximum Efficiency Light Transfer VI, (19 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448830; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.448830
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Solar concentrators

Photovoltaics

Nonimaging optics

Solar cells

Silica

Tolerancing

Optical components

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