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25 August 2015 Improved and customized secondary optics for photo-voltaic concentrators
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In this contribution the line flow method is applied to an optimized secondary optics in a photovoltaic concentration system where the primary optics is already defined and characterized. This method is a particular application of photic field theory. This method uses the parameterization of a given primary optics, including actual tolerances of the manufacturing process. The design of the secondary optics is constrained by the selection of primary optics and maximizes the concentration at a previously specified collection area. The geometry of the secondary element is calculated by using a virtual source, which sends light in a first concentration step. This allows us to calculate the line flow for this specific case. This concept allows designing more compact and efficient secondary optics of photovoltaic systems.
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Daniel Vázquez, A. Álvarez Fernández-Balbuena, Ángel García-Botella, and Javier Alda "Improved and customized secondary optics for photo-voltaic concentrators", Proc. SPIE 9572, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XII, 957205 (25 August 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2187962
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