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Title The durability of poly(methyl methacrylate) lenses used in concentrating photovoltaic technology [electronic resource] / David C. Miller ... [et al.].

Imprint Golden, CO : National Renewable Energy Laboratory, [2012]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  E 9.22:NREL/PR-5200-53361    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (41 p.) : col. ill.
Series NREL/PR ; 5200-53361
NREL/PR ; 5200-53361.
Note Title from title screen (viewed Feb. 1, 2012).
"October, 2011."
"[Presented at the] ATLAS/NIST Workshop on Photovoltaic Materials Reliability, 2011/10/27 (Thurs), 12:00-12:35 pm, Green Room (Administrative Bldg), National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado School of Mines, Binghamton University, SUNY."
"This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center under the Grants DMR-0820518 and DMR-1063150."--P. 39.
Resource is PDF, PowerPoint presentation.
Summary Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology has recently gained interest based on its expected low levelized cost of electricity, high efficiency, and scalability. Many CPV systems employ Fresnel lenses composed of poly(methyl methacrylate)(PMMA) to obtain a high optical flux density on the cell. The optical and mechanical durability of these lenses, however, is not well established relative to the desired service life of 30 years. Our research aims to quantify the expected lifetime of PMMA in key market locations (FL, AZ, and CO).
System Details Full text available via Internet in .pdf format. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
Funding This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Subject Solar concentrators -- Testing.
Solar collectors -- Research.
Fresnel lenses -- Materials.
Photovoltaic power systems.
Added Author Miller, David C. (David Carl), 1975-
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (U.S.)
Colorado School of Mines.
State University of New York at Binghamton.
Gpo Item No. 0430-P-09 (online)
Sudoc No. E 9.22:NREL/PR-5200-53361

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