Optical characterisation of solar concentrator

Year: 2007

Authors: Sansoni P., Francini F., Fontani D.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, L.go E. fermi 6, ARCETRI, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: An experimental procedure has been developed for the optical characterisation of sunlight collectors, prismatic lenses, optically designed for concentration on photovoltaic cells. The described instrumentation and measurement techniques examine the total collection efficiency of the lens, as well as the energy distribution in the image plane. A specific study has been devoted to investigate the image uniformity, separating the light contributions due to the different lens regions. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Volume: 45 (3)      Pages from: 351  to: 359

KeyWords: Lenses; Optical properties; Optical testing; Photovoltaic cells; Prisms; Solar collectors, Energy distribution; Image uniformity; Optical characterisation; Prismatic lenses, Solar concentrators
DOI: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2005.02.009

Citations: 19
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