Skip Navigation Links.

Search for publications:

Limit search to the fields

ECN publication
The luminescent solar concentrator: A parameter study towards maximum efficiency
Published by: Publication date:
ECN Solar Energy 5-5-2008
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-M--07-104 Conference Paper
Number of pages: Full text:
6 Download PDF  

Presented at: SPIE Photonics Europe 2008, Strasbourg, France, 7-10 april 2008.

The Luminescent Solar Concentrator (LSC) consists of a transparent plate with solar cells connected to one or more sides. The plate contains luminescent species, like e.g. organic dyes or quantum dots. Part of the light emitted by the luminescent species is guided towards the solar cells by total internal reflection, the plate functioning as a waveguide. We have developed a ray-tracing model that describes the experimental results and can be used to determine the different loss mechanisms in the LSC. We will present a parameter study using this model and give an estimate of the ultimate, realistic efficiency of the LSC.

More Information:

Back to List