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 publicationSolid-State and Organic Lighting, SOLED 2012
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781557529527
StatePublished - Nov 11 2012

Publication series

NameSolid-State and Organic Lighting, SOLED 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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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 Solid-State and Organic Lighting, SOLED 2012 (Solid-State and Organic Lighting, SOLED 2012). Optical Society of America (OSA).