In order to assess the performance of solar micro-concentrators, specific methods and protocols need to be developed, tested, and applied. In detail, as in conventional concentration modules, one of the fundamental parameters to consider is the efficiency of optical concentrators. In fact, optical concentrators give fundamental information on the current potentially generated from solar microcells that receive the concentrated light radiation. To develop a measurement method for micrometer-size optical components, a suitable optical system was implemented and used. Moreover, the potential application of the printed microstructures in an optical system for solar micro-concentrators was demonstrated.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
Loffredo, F., Villani, F., Cancro, C., Nenna, G., Borriello, A., Miscioscia, R., Minarini, C., & Roca, F. (2018). Evaluation of the PMMA microlens efficiency for the realization of a solar micro-concentrator array. Applied Optics, 57(16), 4396 - 4401. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.57.004396