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Luminescent Solar Concentrators

Batchelder, J. S. and Zewail, A. H. and Cole, T. (1980) Luminescent Solar Concentrators. In: Role of Electro-Optics in Photovoltaic Energy Conversion. Proceedings of SPIE. No.248. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Bellingham, WA, pp. 105-108. ISBN 9780892522774.

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A type of solar concentrator for photovoltaics utilizing light pipe trapping of luminescence is described. Total collector efficiencies of 3. 2% have been measured, and efficiencies of 10% appear theoretically possible. The photodegradation lifetime of the dyes presently used is about one year under optimal conditions.

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Additional Information:© 1980 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers. A. H. Zewail is an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation teacher scholar. This work was supported in part by a contract from the U. S. Department of Energy/Solar Energy Research Institute, and in part by ARCO Solar, Inc.
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Official Citation:J. S. Batchelder ; A. H. Zewail and T. Cole "Luminescent Solar Concentrators", Proc. SPIE 0248, Role of Electro-Optics in Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 105 (November 25, 1980); doi:10.1117/12.970592
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