Rotationally asymmetric optical concentrators for solar PV and BIPV systems

Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez*, Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki, Siti Rawa Abu-Bakar, Scott G. McMeekin, Brian G. Stewart, Nabin Sarmah, Tapas Kumar Mallick, Abu Bakar Munir, Siti Rajar Mohd Yasin, Ruzairi Abdul Rahim

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Building Integrated Concentrated Photovoltaic (BICPV) systems are one of the options to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels and minimise energy consumption in buildings. These systems not only contribute to the generation of electricity, but also to the reduction of energy consumption by allowing the passage of ambient light and by making use of the cogenerated heat for indoor heating and/or cooling. This paper presents a novel optical concentrator called Rotationally Asymmetric Dielectric Totally Internally Reflecting Concentrator (RADTIRC) for use in BICPV systems. The RADTIRC-PV structure is capable of providing a maximum power concentration of 4.2x. Key benefits of this technology include: reduction of cost of BICPV systems, flexibility of design, and higher electrical power outputs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 4TH International Conference on Photonics (ICP)
EditorsF Abdullah
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6075-3
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE 4th International Conference on Photonics - , Malaysia
Duration: 28 Oct 201330 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Photonics
ISSN (Print)2330-5665


ConferenceIEEE 4th International Conference on Photonics
Abbreviated titleICP


  • solar photovoltaic
  • building integrated photovoltaic systems
  • rotationally asymmetric dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator
  • optoelectronic gain


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