Using lenses to improve the output of a patterned luminescent solar concentrator

S. Tsoi, D.J. Broer, C.W.M. Bastiaansen, M.G. Debije

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Abstract

Previous work demonstrated that reabsorption, a major loss mechanism in luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs), could be reduced by patterning luminescent dyes on the device surface; emission efficiency improved considerably. However, total light output decreased due to reduced absorption of the incident light. The results of adding a (poly)carbonate lens system to a patterned waveguide to focus more of the incident light on the line patterns are presented in this work. We demonstrate a set of parameters wherein a patterned LSC with lens system on a white background can outperform a standard fully-covered waveguide using a similar scatterer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-341
JournalAdvanced Energy Materials
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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