High-concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) systems are one of the most promising technologies for the generation of renewable energy with high-conversion efficiency. Their development is still at an early stage, but the possibility of integrating high-concentration systems into buildings offers new opportunities to achieve the net-zero-energy building goal. Herein, the optical and energetic performance of a hybrid daylighting−HCPV prototype based on pure- or doped-silica optical fibers (OFs) to guide 2000× concentrated sunlight inside the buildings is evaluated. There, the light can either be used to illuminate interior spaces or projected on solar cells to generate electricity. The system equipped with a single 400 μm core-diameter OF is demonstrated to achieve a total efficiency of 15% and an optical efficiency of 45%.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Rivista||PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI. A, APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2021|
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