17 September 2014 Optimization of a low concentration photovoltaic system
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In this paper, we discuss optimization of a novel low-concentration photovoltaic system with the following properties: (1) static concentration without the need for tracking (2) thermal uniformity via Diffraction Efficiency Modulation (DEM), and (3) mass-fabricability and rollability. The approach leverages a unique combination of waveoptics modeling, multi-objective thermal-electro-optical optimization, and mass-fabricable, nano-manufacturing technology. We discuss various aspects of the optimization including a novel Helmholtz FD solver and thermal and electrical considerations.
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Abraham K. Ishihara, Abraham K. Ishihara, Shahar Ben-Menahem, Shahar Ben-Menahem, Vincent Brac-de-la-Perriere, Vincent Brac-de-la-Perriere, Bernard Kress, Bernard Kress, "Optimization of a low concentration photovoltaic system", Proc. SPIE 9202, Photonics Applications for Aviation, Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments V, 92021G (17 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064434; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2064434

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