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The electrical and spectral output from luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) devices is predicted using thermodynamic modelling and ray-trace modelling techniques. Predicted output from four LSCs of varying dimensions, containing different luminescent dyes, are found to be in good agreement with measured output taken from fabricated LSCs. Despite the many different processes involved in the two modelling approach, predicted short circuit current densities from both approaches are found to be in excellent agreement.
Kennedy, M., Chatten, A., Farrell, D., Bose, R., Büchtemann, A., McCormack, S., Doran, J., Norton, B., Barnham, K.: Thermodynamic modelling and ray-trace modelling of luminescent solar concentrators: a comparison of the two approaches. Proceedings of the 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. Valencia, Spain, Sept, 2008.