Solar system for exploitation of the whole collected energy

Year: 2003

Authors: Ciamberlini C., Francini F., Longobardi G., Piattelli M., Sansoni P.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (INOA), Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy;
Consorzio CEO, Centro di Eccellenza Optronica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: An innovative architecture for the exploitation of the whole collected solar energy is described. A sun pointing optical concentrator focuses the received energy, containing the part of the required solar spectrum, in a low loss optical fibre transmission line. The optical panel is small in size and able to follow the sun in order to collect the maximum of its energy. The support is flat, 5mm thick and includes four optical concentrators. The efficiency of the optical system depends on the optical configuration and on the material utilised for the optical components. Single commercial connector to the fixed fibres connects the fibre optics


Volume: 39 (2)      Pages from: 233  to: 246

More Information: Spectrum Pharmaceuticals. European Commission, EC. – The results of European project named “SPECTRUM” [9] , partially supported by EC, allowed to develop this study.
KeyWords: Energy dissipation; Light transmission; Optical systems; Photovoltaic cells; Solar energy, Optical concentrators, Optical fibers
DOI: 10.1016/S0143-8166(01)00130-0

Citations: 18
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