The dome-shaped Fresnel-Köhler concentrator

@inproceedings{Zamora2012TheDF,
  title={The dome-shaped Fresnel-K{\"o}hler concentrator},
  author={Pablo Zamora and Pablo Ben{\'i}tez and Yang Li and Juan Carlos Mi{\~n}ano and Jo{\~a}o Mendes-Lopes and Kenji Araki},
  year={2012}
}
Manufacturing tolerances, along with a high concentration ratio, are key issues in order to obtain cheap CPV systems for mass production. Consequently, this manuscript presents a novel tolerant and cost effective concentrator optic: the domed-shaped Fresnel-Kohler, presenting a curved Fresnel lens as Primary Optical Element (POE). This concentrator is based on two previous successful CPV designs: the FK concentrator, based on a flat Fresnel lens, and the dome-shaped Fresnel lens system… CONTINUE READING