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Micro-optics for high-efficiency optical performance and simplified tracking for concentrated photovoltaics (CPV)

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W. C. Sweatt, B. H. Jared, G. N. Nielson, M. Okandan, A. Filatov, M. B. Sinclair, J. L. Cruz-Campa, A. L. Lentine

Sandia National Labs. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 765210 (September 08, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.870964
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  • International Optical Design Conference 2010
  • Julie Bentley; Anurag Gupta; Richard N. Youngworth
  • Jackson Hole, WY | June 13, 2010

abstract

Micro-optical 5mm lenses in 50mm sub-arrays illuminate arrays of photovoltaic cells with 49X concentration. Fine tracking over ±10° FOV in sub-array allows coarse tracking by meter-sized solar panels. Plastic prototype demonstrated for 400nm<λ<1600nm.

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W. C. Sweatt ; B. H. Jared ; G. N. Nielson ; M. Okandan ; A. Filatov, et al.
"Micro-optics for high-efficiency optical performance and simplified tracking for concentrated photovoltaics (CPV)", Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 765210 (September 08, 2010); doi:10.1117/12.870964; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.870964


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