Theoretical comparison of cylindrical and square-planar luminescent solar concentrators

K. R. McIntosh, N. Yamada, B. S. Richards

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The optical concentration of a cylindrical luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) is compared to that of the more conventional square-planar LSC. It is found that when luminescence occurs close to the surface the optical concentration of a cylindrical LSC is 1.0-1.9 times higher than that of a square-planar LSC of equivalent collection area and volume, depending on the absorption coefficient of the host material. An additional increase in optical concentration of at least 4.5% can be attained by aligning cylinders side by side to take advantage of multiple reflections between neighbouring cylinders; it is shown that this multi-cylindrical LSC reflects less incident light than a planar LSC for any angle of incidence. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-290
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume88
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

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McIntosh, K. R. ; Yamada, N. ; Richards, B. S. / Theoretical comparison of cylindrical and square-planar luminescent solar concentrators. In: Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics. 2007 ; Vol. 88, No. 2. pp. 285-290.
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In: Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, Vol. 88, No. 2, 07.2007, p. 285-290.

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