High-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) systems are one of the most promising technologies for the generation of renewable energy with high-conversion efficiency. Their development is still at an early stage, but the possibility of integrating high-concentration systems into buildings offers new opportunities to achieve the net-zero-energy building goal. Herein, the optical and energetic performance of a hybrid daylighting−HCPV prototype based on pure- or doped-silica optical fibers (OFs) to guide 2000× concentrated sunlight inside the buildings is evaluated. There, the light can either be used to illuminate interior spaces or projected on solar cells to generate electricity. The system equipped with a single 400 μm core-diameter OF is demonstrated to achieve a total efficiency of 15% and an optical efficiency of 45%.

Lo Piccolo G.M., Morana A., Boukenter A., Girard S., Ouerdane Y., Montagnino F.M., et al. (2021). Performance Analysis of a Prototype High-Concentration Photovoltaic System Coupled to Silica Optical Fibers. PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI. A, APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, 218(15) [10.1002/pssa.202100027].

Performance Analysis of a Prototype High-Concentration Photovoltaic System Coupled to Silica Optical Fibers

Lo Piccolo G. M.
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Morana A.;Montagnino F. M.;Gelardi F. M.;Agnello S.
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Cannas M.
2021-06-06

Abstract

High-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) systems are one of the most promising technologies for the generation of renewable energy with high-conversion efficiency. Their development is still at an early stage, but the possibility of integrating high-concentration systems into buildings offers new opportunities to achieve the net-zero-energy building goal. Herein, the optical and energetic performance of a hybrid daylighting−HCPV prototype based on pure- or doped-silica optical fibers (OFs) to guide 2000× concentrated sunlight inside the buildings is evaluated. There, the light can either be used to illuminate interior spaces or projected on solar cells to generate electricity. The system equipped with a single 400 μm core-diameter OF is demonstrated to achieve a total efficiency of 15% and an optical efficiency of 45%.
Lo Piccolo G.M., Morana A., Boukenter A., Girard S., Ouerdane Y., Montagnino F.M., et al. (2021). Performance Analysis of a Prototype High-Concentration Photovoltaic System Coupled to Silica Optical Fibers. PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI. A, APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, 218(15) [10.1002/pssa.202100027].
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