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Title: Uniform flux dish concentrators for photovoltaic application

Abstract

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have designed a unique and innovative molded dish concentrator capable of producing a uniform flux profile on a flat target plane. Concentration levels of 100--200 suns, which are uniform over an area of several square inches, can be directly achieved for collection apertures of a reasonable size ({approximately}1.5-m diameter). Such performance would be immediately applicable to photovoltaic (PV) use. Economic concerns have shown that the proposed approach would be less expensive thatn Fresnel lens concepts or other dish concentrator designs that require complicated and costly receivers to mix the flux to obtain a uniform distribution. 12 refs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10147478
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-441-4800; CONF-920678-4
ON: DE92010566
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SOLAR `92: American Solar Energy Society (ASES) annual conference,Cocoa Beach, FL (United States),15-18 Jun 1992; Other Information: PBD: May 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; DESIGN; PHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS; PERFORMANCE; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; 141000; 140501; SOLAR COLLECTORS AND CONCENTRATORS

Citation Formats

Jorgensen, G, and Wendelin, T. Uniform flux dish concentrators for photovoltaic application. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Jorgensen, G, & Wendelin, T. Uniform flux dish concentrators for photovoltaic application. United States.
Jorgensen, G, and Wendelin, T. Fri . "Uniform flux dish concentrators for photovoltaic application". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10147478.
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abstractNote = {Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have designed a unique and innovative molded dish concentrator capable of producing a uniform flux profile on a flat target plane. Concentration levels of 100--200 suns, which are uniform over an area of several square inches, can be directly achieved for collection apertures of a reasonable size ({approximately}1.5-m diameter). Such performance would be immediately applicable to photovoltaic (PV) use. Economic concerns have shown that the proposed approach would be less expensive thatn Fresnel lens concepts or other dish concentrator designs that require complicated and costly receivers to mix the flux to obtain a uniform distribution. 12 refs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {5}
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