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Title: Power generation study of luminescent solar concentrator greenhouse

Abstract

A Luminescent Solar Concentrator (LSC) greenhouse and an identical control greenhouse were constructed with photovoltaic (PV) cells attached to the roof panels of both structures. The placement and types of PV cells used in the LSC panels were varied for performance comparisons. Solar power generation was monitored continuously for one year, with leading LSC panels exhibiting a 37% increase in power production compared to the reference. The 22.3 m 2 greenhouse was projected to generate a total of 1342 kWh per year, or 57.4 kWh/m 2 if it were composed solely of the leading panel of Criss Cross panel design. The LSC panels also showed no signs of degradation throughout the trial demonstrating the material's robustness in field conditions.

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  2. Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1467852
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1263712
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0003455; 1215961; 192864
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 8; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1941-7012
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; luminescent solar concentrator (LSC); photovoltaics (PV); building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV); greenhouse integrated photovoltaics (GIPV); solar Energy; wavelength selective; polycrystals; photoluminescence; solar panels; solar cells; solar concentrators; relays; ultraviolet light; irradiance; emission spectra

Citation Formats

Corrado, Carley, Leow, Shin Woei, Osborn, Melissa, Carbone, Ian, Hellier, Kaitlin, Short, Markus, Alers, Glenn, and Carter, Sue A. Power generation study of luminescent solar concentrator greenhouse. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4958735.
Corrado, Carley, Leow, Shin Woei, Osborn, Melissa, Carbone, Ian, Hellier, Kaitlin, Short, Markus, Alers, Glenn, & Carter, Sue A. Power generation study of luminescent solar concentrator greenhouse. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4958735.
Corrado, Carley, Leow, Shin Woei, Osborn, Melissa, Carbone, Ian, Hellier, Kaitlin, Short, Markus, Alers, Glenn, and Carter, Sue A. Mon . "Power generation study of luminescent solar concentrator greenhouse". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4958735. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1467852.
@article{osti_1467852,
title = {Power generation study of luminescent solar concentrator greenhouse},
author = {Corrado, Carley and Leow, Shin Woei and Osborn, Melissa and Carbone, Ian and Hellier, Kaitlin and Short, Markus and Alers, Glenn and Carter, Sue A.},
abstractNote = {A Luminescent Solar Concentrator (LSC) greenhouse and an identical control greenhouse were constructed with photovoltaic (PV) cells attached to the roof panels of both structures. The placement and types of PV cells used in the LSC panels were varied for performance comparisons. Solar power generation was monitored continuously for one year, with leading LSC panels exhibiting a 37% increase in power production compared to the reference. The 22.3 m2 greenhouse was projected to generate a total of 1342 kWh per year, or 57.4 kWh/m2 if it were composed solely of the leading panel of Criss Cross panel design. The LSC panels also showed no signs of degradation throughout the trial demonstrating the material's robustness in field conditions.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4958735},
journal = {Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy},
number = 4,
volume = 8,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jul 18 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Mon Jul 18 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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