Solar energy conversion with fluorescent collectors

@article{Goetzberger1977SolarEC,
  title={Solar energy conversion with fluorescent collectors},
  author={A. Goetzberger and W. Greube},
  journal={Applied physics},
  year={1977},
  volume={14},
  pages={123-139}
}
A new principle for solar energy conversion is proposed and evaluated theoretically. Collection and concentration of direct and diffuse radiation is possible by the use of a stack of transparent sheets of material doped with fluorescent dyes. High efficiency of light collection can be achieved by light guiding and special design of collectors. The optical path length in a triangular collector is computed.In combination with solar cells this type of collector offers the advantage of separating… Expand
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