Comparison of Predicted Optical Performance with Measured Results for Dish Concentrators

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    Several optical design tools have been developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) during the past two years. These have been used extensively both in-house and by industry to analyze dish concentrator systems and to optimize performance of such designs. Measured vs. calculated data have been compared on the basis of flux distribution (in terms of contour plots) and peak flux forboth single-facet and multiple-facet cases. Excellent agreement has also been demonstrated by comparing contour maps of measured vs. computed flux levels.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages9
    StatePublished - 1991
    EventISES Conference - Denver, Colorado
    Duration: 19 Aug 199123 Aug 1991


    ConferenceISES Conference
    CityDenver, Colorado

    Bibliographical note

    Prepared for the ISES Conference, 19-23 August 1991, Denver, Colorado

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-257-4245


    • concentrated photovoltaics
    • optical performance
    • photovoltaics (PV)
    • solar energy


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