Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Comparison of direct and indirect PV power output using filters, lens, and fiber transport

Publication year: 2011brbSource:/b Energy, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 6 August 2011brC., Firat , A., BeyenebrSeven configurations of Photovoltaic (PV) energy conversion systems were investigated and their performances compared to direct solar PV conversion. The systems involved use of filters, concentrator lens, fiber transport, and direct use of PV. Transmission of concentrated light onto PV cell proved to be the most efficient, but also the most expensive. However, transmission of filtered light onto PV cell using a plastic optical fiber (POF) bundle was the most affordable. The current price of fiber optic for light transport, though interesting, renders them economically not viable for energy conversion.br Highlights: ► Seven configurations of photovoltaic energy conversion systems were investigated. ► Their performances compared to direct solar PV conversion. ► The systems involved use of filters, concentrators, transporters, and direct PV. ► Transmission of concentrated light on PV cell is the most efficient and expensive. ► Transmission of filtered light with plastic optical fiber is most affordable.


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