3D-printed concentrators for tracking-integrated CPV modules

Harry Apostoleris, Julian Leland, Matteo Chiesa, Marco Stefancich

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Abstract

We demonstrate 3D-printed nonimaging concentrators and propose a tracking integration scheme to reduce the external tracking requirements of CPV modules. In the proposed system, internal sun tracking is achieved by rotation of the mini-concentrators inside the module by small motors. We discuss the design principles employed in the development of the system, experimentally evaluate the performance of the concentrator prototypes, and propose practical modifications that may be made to improve on-site performance of the devices.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationNonimaging Optics
Subtitle of host publicationEfficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIII - Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nonimaging Optics
EditorsJeffrey M. Gordon, Roland Winston
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510603011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventNonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIII - Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nonimaging Optics - San Diego, United States
Duration: 28 Aug 201629 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9955
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceNonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIII - Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Nonimaging Optics
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period28/08/1629/08/16

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • photovoltaics
  • solar concentration
  • tracking integration

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