Effect of diffuse radiation on the performance of a rotationally asymmetrical optical concentrator


Freier, Daria and Muhammad Sukki, Firdaus and Abu Bakar, Siti Hawa and Ramirez Iniguez, Roberto and Munir, Abu Bakar and Mohd Yasin, Siti Hajar and Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar and Bani, Nurul Aini (2016) Effect of diffuse radiation on the performance of a rotationally asymmetrical optical concentrator. In: 2016 IEEE 6th International Conference on Photonics (ICP). IEEE, pp. 1-3. ISBN 978-1-4673-8153-6

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This paper evaluates the performance of a recently patented rotationally asymmetrical dielectric totally internally reflective concentrator (RADTIRC) under diffuse radiation. The RADTIRC has a geometrical concentration gain of 4.969 and two half acceptance angles of ± 30° and ± 40° along the x-axis and z-axis respectively. Simulation and experimental work have been carried out to determine the optical concentration gain under diffuse radiation. It was found that the RADTIRC has an optical concentration gain of 1.94 under diffuse irradiance. The experimental results for the single concentrator showed an optoelectronic gain of 2.13, giving a difference of 9.8% due to factors such as the presence of direct radiation during experiments, the increase in diffuse radiation due to the reflection from surrounded buildings as well as from the ground reflection.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Buildings, Optical reflection, Reflectivity, Dielectrics, Building integrated photovoltaics
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1501-1820 Applied optics. Photonics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 16:21
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 16:21
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/6698


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