Abstract

We report conversion efficiencies of experimental single and dual light guide luminescent solar concentrators. We have built several 5cm×5cm and 10cm×10cm luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) demonstrators consisting of c-Si photovoltaic cells attached to luminescent light guides of Lumogen F Red 305 dye and perylene perinone dye. The highest overall efficiency obtained was 4.2% on a 5cm×5cm stacked dual light guide using both luminescent materials. To our knowledge, this is the highest reported experimentally determined efficiency for c-Si photovoltaic-based LSCs. Furthermore, we also produced a 5cm×5cm LSC specimen based on an inorganic phosphor layer with an overall efficiency of 2.5%.

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J. C. Goldschmidt, M. Peters, A. Bösch, H. Helmers, F. Dimroth, S. W. Glunz, and G. Willeke, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 93, 176 (2009).
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[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. (1)

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[CrossRef]

Nat. Photon. (1)

N. C. Giebink, G. P. Wiederrecht, and M. R. Wasielewski, Nat. Photon. 5, 694 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Phys. Status Solidi RRL (1)

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[CrossRef]

Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells (1)

J. C. Goldschmidt, M. Peters, A. Bösch, H. Helmers, F. Dimroth, S. W. Glunz, and G. Willeke, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 93, 176 (2009).
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Measured absorbance (solid line) and emission (dashed) spectra of a Red 305–filled plate (left) containing 115 ppm dye and of a perylene-perinone-filled plate (right) containing 75 ppm dye.

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(a), (b) In practice, a stack is made of a blue dye light guide sandwiched between a MCPET backreflector and a front red dye light guide, all equal in size; (c) Photographs of 5 and 10 cm sized LSCs; (d) Picture of the inorganic LSC demo.

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Table 1. Comparison of Experimental Data Obtained on 5cm×5cm LSCs without and with Different Backreflectors

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Table 2. Experimental Data Obtained on 5cm×5cm LSCs in Real-Life Sunny, Cloudless Outdoor Conditions

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Table 3. Experimental Data Obtained on 10cm×10cm LSCs Using a TiO2 Diffuse Backreflector

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