7 October 2014 Plasmonic nanoparticle based spectral fluid filters for concentrating PV/T collectors
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We propose a design for a concentrating PV/T collector utilizing plasmonic nanoparticles directly suspended in the working fluid to spectrally filter the incoming solar flux. This liquid filter serves two purposes: the direct capture of thermal energy as well as filtering off of key portions of the spectrum before transmission to the PV cell. Our device builds upon the current Cogenra T14 system with a two-pass architecture: the first pass on the back side of the PV cell pre-heating the fluid from any thermalization losses, and the second pass in front of the PV cell to achieve the spectral filtering. Here we present details on the selection of plasmonic nanoparticles for a given cell bandgap as well as the impact to the overall system pumping power and cost.
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Drew DeJarnette, Drew DeJarnette, Todd Otanicar, Todd Otanicar, Nick Brekke, Nick Brekke, Parameswar Hari, Parameswar Hari, Kenneth Roberts, Kenneth Roberts, Aaron E. Saunders, Aaron E. Saunders, Ratson Morad, Ratson Morad, } "Plasmonic nanoparticle based spectral fluid filters for concentrating PV/T collectors", Proc. SPIE 9175, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications IX, 917509 (7 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064680; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2064680
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