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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Design and modeling of a cost-effective achromatic Fresnel lens for concentrating photovoltaics
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Solar cells,
  • Technology of devices for engineering
Information
Abstract
This paper presents a novel Fresnel lens capable of significantly reducing chromatic aberration in solar applications. The optical performance of this achromatic lens has been analyzed through ray-tracing simulations, showing a concentration factor three times higher than that attained by a classic silicone on glass (SOG) Fresnel lens while maintaining the same acceptance angle. This should avoid the need for a secondary optical element, reducing the cost associated with its manufacturing and assembly and increasing the module reliability. The achromatic lens is made of inexpensive plastic and elastomer which allows a highly scalable and cost-competitive manufacturing process similar to the one currently used for the fabrication of SOG Fresnel lenses.
International
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JCR
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Title
Optics Express
ISBN
1094-4087
Impact factor JCR
3,148
Impact info
Volume
24
10.1364/oe.24.0a1245
Journal number
18
From page
A1245
To page
A1256
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Guido Vallerotto (UPM)
  • Autor: Stephen Askins . (UPM)
  • Autor: Cesar Dominguez Dominguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Rebeca Herrero Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Marta Victoria Pérez (UPM)
  • Autor: Ignacio Anton Hernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Gabriel Sala Pano (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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