Tolerance analysis and characterization of hybrid thermal-pv solar trough prototype

Liliana Ruiz Diaz, Byron Cocilovo, Alexander Miles, Pierre Alexandre Blanche, Wei Pan, Robert A. Norwood

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Hybrid thermal-PV solar trough collectors combine concentrated photovoltaics and concentrated solar power technology. In this work, we analyze the optical and mechanical tolerances that affect the solar energy collection using non-sequential ray tracing techniques. The study is complemented with a half scale prototype characterization. We aim to establish a basis for tolerances required for fabrication and manufacturing of such systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2017
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - 2017
EventOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2017 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2017Nov 9 2017

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F69-OSE 2017


OtherOptics for Solar Energy, OSE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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