Optical and mechanical tolerances in hybrid concentrated thermal-PV solar trough
AuthorDiaz, Liliana Ruiz
Norwood, Robert A.
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Opt Sci
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PublisherOPTICAL SOC AMER
CitationLiliana Ruiz Diaz, Byron Cocilovo, Alexander Miles, Wei Pan, Pierre-Alexandre Blanche, and Robert A. Norwood, "Optical and mechanical tolerances in hybrid concentrated thermal-PV solar trough," Opt. Express 26, A602-A608 (2018)
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AbstractHybrid thennal-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. The objective is to establish a basis for tolerances required for the fabrication and manufacturing of hybrid solar trough collectors. (C) 2018 Optical Society of America under the terms orate OSA Open Access Publishing Agreement
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SponsorsU.S. Department of Energy [DE-AR0000830]