Luminescent solar concentrators: the route to 10% efficiency

W.G.J.H.M. van Sark, Z. Krumer, C. De Mello Donegá, R.E.I. Schropp

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Luminescent solar concentrators consist of a highly transparent plastic plate, in which luminescent species are dispersed, which absorb incident light and emit light at a red-shifted wavelength, with high quantum efficiency. Fundamental issues have hampered efficiency improvements, in particular re-absorption of light emitted by luminescent species due to small Stokes' shifts and stability of these species. In this contribution, we will address recent advances to minimize re-absorption, which would allow surpassing the 10% luminescent solar concentrator efficiency

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014, 8-13 June 2014, Denver, Colorado
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479943982
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2014
Event40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 2014) - Colorado Convention Center, Denver, United States
Duration: 8 Jun 201413 Jun 2014
Conference number: 40


Conference40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 2014)
Abbreviated titlePVSC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • luminescent solar concentrator
  • nanocrystals
  • reabsorption


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