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Chin. Opt. Lett.
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Luminescent solar concentrators with a bottom-mounted photovoltaic cell: performance optimization and power gain analysis
Ningning Zhang1, Yi Zhang2, Jun Bao1;3, Feng Zhang1, Sen Yan1, Song Sun1, and Chen Gao1;3
1 National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, [University of Science and Technology of China], Hefei 230029, China
2 College of Science, [Sichuan Agricultural University], Ya’an 62 5014, China
3 CAS Key Laboratory of Materials for Energy Conversion, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, [University of Science and Technology of China], Hefei 23 0029, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2017, 15(06): pp.063501

DOI:10.3788/COL201715.063501
Topic:Other areas of optics
Keywords(OCIS Code): 350.6050  040.5350  220.1770  

Abstract
Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plate luminescent solar concentrators with a bottom-mounted (BM-LSCs) photovoltaic (PV) cell are fabricated by using a mixture of Lumogen Red 305 and Yellow 083 fluorescent dyes and a commercial monocrystalline silicon cell. The fabricated LSC with dye concentrations of 40 ppm has the highest power gain of 1.50, which is the highest value reported for the dye-doped PMMA plate LSCs. The power gain of the LSC comes from three parts: the waveguide light, the transmitted light, and the reflected light from a white reflector, and their contributions are analyzed quantitatively. The results suggest that the BM-LSCs have great potential for future low-cost PV devices in building integrated PV applications.

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Received:2016/12/31
Accepted:2017/2/17
Posted online:2017/3/10

Get Citation: Ningning Zhang, Yi Zhang, Jun Bao, Feng Zhang, Sen Yan, Song Sun, and Chen Gao, "Luminescent solar concentrators with a bottom-mounted photovoltaic cell: performance optimization and power gain analysis," Chin. Opt. Lett. 15(06), 063501(2017)

Note: This work was supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of China (No. U1632273) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. CX3430000001).



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