Proceedings chapter

Photostable fluorescent glass films for solar concentrators

Presented at Toulouse-Labège, France, 18 May 1992
PublisherBellingham, Washington : SPIE
  • Proceedings of SPIE; 1727
Publication date1992-11-25

The main requirements for Luminescent Solar Concentrators (LSC) are their efficiency, photostability and ease of fabrication. This has been achieved here by deposition of organically modified sol-gel films doped by photostable perylimide dyes on glass substrate. The absorption spectra of these dyes extends from 420 to 620 nm covering the visible part of the solar spectrum and the emission is between 550 and 750 nm, close to the optimum response of silicon and germanium arsenide solar cells. The efficiency of such type of collector was calculated from the absorptioo coefficients, quantum efficiency of the fluorescence and the overlap between emission and absorption spectra, by the method of Monte-Carlo and found to be close to 20%. Optimum concentrations are shown to be strongly dependent on the extent of overlap between the absorption and the emission spectra, which also appears to be the limiting factor in respect to the efficiency of the Concentrator.

Citation (ISO format)
REISFELD, Renata et al. Photostable fluorescent glass films for solar concentrators. In: Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion XI: Selective materials, Concentrators and Reflectors, Transparent Insulation and Superwindows. Toulouse-Labège, France. Bellingham, Washington : SPIE, 1992. p. 299–305. (Proceedings of SPIE)
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