Cylindrical and flat solar collector geometries: Theory and experiment

R. John Koshel, Greg P. Smestad, Daniel Shull, Peter Stephens, Tim Healy

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Abstract

Comparisons between theory, ray-tracing, and experiments for flat and cylindrical PVpanels are made. Results show agreement, with cylindrical geometries working better in the morning and afternoon, while flat panels work better around noon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, PV 2012
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventOptical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, PV 2012 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: Nov 11 2012Nov 14 2012

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Other

OtherOptical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, PV 2012
CountryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period11/11/1211/14/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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John Koshel, R., Smestad, G. P., Shull, D., Stephens, P., & Healy, T. (2012). Cylindrical and flat solar collector geometries: Theory and experiment. In Optical Nanostructures and Advanced Materials for Photovoltaics, PV 2012 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers).