Modeling and experimental evaluation of passive heat sinks for miniature high-flux photovoltaic concentrators Academic Article uri icon


  • Recently, a conceptual advance was proposed that represents a paradigm shift in the design of solar energy collection and delivery 1–4. Rather than adopting the conventional wisdom of ''bigger is better,''the approach proposed was one of miniaturization. The collection unit is a solar fiber-optic mini-dish Fig. 1. A small eg, 10–20 cm diameter paraboloidal mirrored dish enclosure is used to concentrate solar radiation into a low- attenuation optical fiber or glass rod that transports the collected solar energy to a high …

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  • February 1, 2005