High frequency photovoltaic roof tile with static concentrator

S. Bowden, S. R. Wenham, P. Coffey, M. Dickinson, M. A. Green

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Abstract

The use of static concentrator as an integral component within a photovoltaic roof tile has the potential ti significantly lower costs by replacing expensive solar cells with relatively inexpensive acrylic lenses. A light trapping scheme based on a 3-dimensional rear surface structure for the roof tiles enables reflected light from the rear to be skewed around so as to be totally internally reflected at the top surface interface with the air. This is achieved while retaining overall dimensions that fit within the constraints imposed by conventional roof tiles. This paper describes the construction of a prototype roof tile module and initial results of outdoor testing. Also given is a selection of bifacial solar cells that are useful for incorporation in the module

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1068-1072
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0780312201
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 23rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Louisville, KY, USA
Duration: May 10 1993May 14 1993

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

OtherProceedings of the 23rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
CityLouisville, KY, USA
Period5/10/935/14/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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