Optimised dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator for the solar photonic optoelectronic transformer system: maximum concentration method

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki, Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez, Scott G. McMeekin, Brian G. Stewart, Barry Clive

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Abstract

Renewable energies have become a matter of global attention during the last few years, with solar energy being a major focus. Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) system is an example of solar energy applications. This paper describes the Solar Photonic Optoelectronic Transformer (SPOT) system, one of the components in the SolarBrane, a BIPV system developed by SolarEmpower Ltd. The general design of a dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator (DTIRC) is described. The process of designing an optimized solar concentrator using the maximum concentration method (MCM) for the SPOT system is also outlined with detailed steps on the simulation setup presented. The paper then compares the performance of the new concentrator with the current concentrator design. The results from the MATLAB simulation shows that the MCM offers a higher geometrical concentration gain, with a slight increase in the concentrator size.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems - 14th International Conference, KES 2010, Proceedings
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages633-641
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783642153839
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2010 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Sep 201010 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6279
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period8/09/1010/09/10

Keywords

  • dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator
  • maximum concentration method

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