Micro-optical Tandem Luminescent Solar Concentrators

  title={Micro-optical Tandem Luminescent Solar Concentrators},
  author={David R. Needell and Ognjen Ilic and Colton R. Bukowsky and Zach Nett and Lu Xu and Junwen He and Haley Bauser and Benjamin G. Lee and John F. Geisz and Ralph G. Nuzzo and A. Paul Alivisatos and Harry A. Atwater},
  journal={arXiv: Applied Physics},
Traditional concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems utilize multijunction cells to minimize thermalization losses, but cannot efficiently capture diffuse sunlight, which contributes to a high levelized cost of energy (LCOE) and limits their use to geographical regions with high direct sunlight insolation. Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) harness light generated by luminophores embedded in a light-trapping waveguide to concentrate light onto smaller cells. LSCs can absorb both direct and… 

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