One year of field studies of holographic planar concentrators at the Tucson Electric Power Solar Test Yard

Adria E. Brooks, Vincent P.A. Lonij, Alexander D. Cronin, Raymond K. Kostuk, Juan M. Russo, Deming Zhang, Shelby Vorndran

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Abstract

A holographic concentrating photovoltaic system at the Tucson Electric Power Solar Test Yard reaches a performance ratio greater than one, out-performing competing technologies in the same test yard by at least 20%. Contributing factors to this high performance include bifacial acceptance of light and low operating temperature, leading to an increased energy yield. The benefits of direct and diffuse light accepted by the bifacial holographic modules and the effect of holograms on system performance are reported here. A method to distinguish incident light components and their respective contributions to power output is demonstrated. Results from one year of field studies of the holographic concentrating photovoltaic system are compared to theoretical models of performance and to a competing flat-plate photovoltaic technology being tested at the same location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
Pages812-818
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 31 2012
EventWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: May 13 2012May 17 2012

Publication series

NameWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen
Volume2

Other

OtherWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period5/13/125/17/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Brooks, A. E., Lonij, V. P. A., Cronin, A. D., Kostuk, R. K., Russo, J. M., Zhang, D., & Vorndran, S. (2012). One year of field studies of holographic planar concentrators at the Tucson Electric Power Solar Test Yard. In World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference (pp. 812-818). (World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen; Vol. 2).