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Title: Optical and mechanical tolerances in hybrid concentrated thermal-PV solar trough

Abstract

Hybrid thermal-PV solar trough collectors combine concentrated photovoltaics and concentrated solar power technology to harvest and store solar energy. In this work, the optical and mechanical requirements for optimal efficiency are analyzed using non-sequential ray tracing techniques. The results are used to generate opto-mechanical tolerances that can be compared to those of traditional solar collectors. We also explore ideas on how to relieve tracking tolerances for single-axis solar collectors. In conclusion, the objective is to establish a basis for tolerances required for the fabrication and manufacturing of hybrid solar trough collectors.

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Research Org.:
Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1435486
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1503312
Grant/Contract Number:  
AR0000830
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Optics Express Journal Volume: 26 Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher:
Optical Society of America
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; Solar energy; Fabrication; Tolerancing; Concentrators

Citation Formats

Diaz, Liliana Ruiz, Cocilovo, Byron, Miles, Alexander, Pan, Wei, Blanche, Pierre-Alexandre, and Norwood, Robert A. Optical and mechanical tolerances in hybrid concentrated thermal-PV solar trough. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1364/OE.26.00A602.
Diaz, Liliana Ruiz, Cocilovo, Byron, Miles, Alexander, Pan, Wei, Blanche, Pierre-Alexandre, & Norwood, Robert A. Optical and mechanical tolerances in hybrid concentrated thermal-PV solar trough. United States. doi:10.1364/OE.26.00A602.
Diaz, Liliana Ruiz, Cocilovo, Byron, Miles, Alexander, Pan, Wei, Blanche, Pierre-Alexandre, and Norwood, Robert A. Tue . "Optical and mechanical tolerances in hybrid concentrated thermal-PV solar trough". United States. doi:10.1364/OE.26.00A602.
@article{osti_1435486,
title = {Optical and mechanical tolerances in hybrid concentrated thermal-PV solar trough},
author = {Diaz, Liliana Ruiz and Cocilovo, Byron and Miles, Alexander and Pan, Wei and Blanche, Pierre-Alexandre and Norwood, Robert A.},
abstractNote = {Hybrid thermal-PV solar trough collectors combine concentrated photovoltaics and concentrated solar power technology to harvest and store solar energy. In this work, the optical and mechanical requirements for optimal efficiency are analyzed using non-sequential ray tracing techniques. The results are used to generate opto-mechanical tolerances that can be compared to those of traditional solar collectors. We also explore ideas on how to relieve tracking tolerances for single-axis solar collectors. In conclusion, the objective is to establish a basis for tolerances required for the fabrication and manufacturing of hybrid solar trough collectors.},
doi = {10.1364/OE.26.00A602},
journal = {Optics Express},
number = 10,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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DOI: 10.1364/OE.26.00A602

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