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Abstract: Solar concentrators can be used to reduce the cost of photovoltaic electrical power generation by collecting incident solar radiation from a given aperture area and transmitting the energy to a reduced area. In doing so, the overall cost of power (Wp) can be reduced as less area of photovoltaic is required. This paper will discuss Holographic Solar Concentrators fabricated in an acrylamide photopolymer , describing the optical recording process and showing how the fabricated HOE’s can be used in solar concentrator devices. Preliminary lifetime studies are also discussed.
Akbari, H., Naydenova, I., Kennedy, M., Doran, J., Martin, S.: Design and Study of Acrylamide-based Photopolymer Holographic Optical Elements for Solar Application.2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy Storage, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, June 19-21, 2013