Fiber-Optic Solar Energy Transmission and Concentration

Dawei Liang, Luis Fraser-Monteiro, Margarida Ribau Teixeira, M. L. Fraser-Monteiro, Manuel Collares-Pereira

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Abstract

Fiber-optic solar energy transmission and concentration provide a flexible way of handling concentrated solar energy. the high flux solar energy transmission by a flexible fiber-optic bundle and the research on the associated compound parabolic concentrator will largely expand the existing field of applications of solar energy concentrators. We report on a flexible light guide which consists of 19 optical fibers and is capable of transmistting up to 60W of optical power, with 60% efficiency. A felxible fiber-optic solar energy transmission and concentration scheme by using one single fiber, 2 and 7 fiber bundles is also reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-331
Number of pages9
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume54
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 1998

Keywords

  • Fiber optics
  • Solar energy concentration
  • Solar energy transmission

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