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TECHNICAL BRIEFS

Optical Design of an Infrared Non-Imaging Device for a Full-Spectrum Solar Energy System

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Dan Dye

University of Nevada, Reno, Mechanical Engineering, Mail Stop 312, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557 e-mail: dye@unr.edu

Byard Wood

University of Nevada, Reno, Mechanical Engineering, Mail Stop 312, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV 89557 e-mail: bdwood@unr.edu

Lewis Fraas

JX Crystals, Inc., 1105 12th Avenue NW, suite A2, Issaquah, WA 98027 e-mail: lfraas@jxcrystals.com

Jeff Muhs

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P.O. Box 2009, MS-8058 Oak Ridge, TN 32831 e-mail: um4@ornl.gov

J. Sol. Energy Eng 126(1), 676-679 (Feb 12, 2004) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1639381 History: Received June 01, 2003; Revised July 01, 2003; Online February 12, 2004
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References

Muhs, J., 2000 “Design and Analysis of Hybrid Solar Lighting and Full-Spectrum Solar Energy Systems,” American Solar Energy Society, SOLAR2000.
Muhs, J., 2000, “Hybrid Solar Lighting Doubles the Efficiency and Affordability of Solar Energy in Commercial Buildings,” CADDET Energy Efficiency Newsletter, (4) pp. 6–9.
Fraas, L.M., Daniels, W.E., and Muhs, J., 2001, “Infrared Photovoltaics for Combined Solar Lighting and Electricity for Buildings,” Proceedings of 17th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference.
O’Gallagher, J.J., Winston, R., and Gee, R., 2001, “NonImaging Solar Concentrator with Near Uniform Irradiance for Photovoltaic Arrays,” Nonimaging Optics: Maximum Efficiency Light Transfer VI, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 4446.

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Grahic Jump Location
Full-Spectrum Collector/Receiver
Grahic Jump Location
Flux Distributions at Different Lengths of the Rectangular NI Device
Grahic Jump Location
Minimum Flux [W/cm2] versus NI Tube Length

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