Analysis and design of holographic solar concentrators

Raymond K. Kostuk, Glenn Rosenberg

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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The diffraction and the dispersion properties of holographic optical elements are examined for use as solar concentrators for photovoltaic and hybrid photovoltaic/thermal energy conversion systems. The diffraction angle and efficiency are computed for folded optical geometries that are potentially useful for low concentration ratio systems that can reduce the cost of residential solar energy systems. An investigation of the collection efficiency of a holographic planar concentrator and a spectrum splitting concentrator are analyzed with different construction parameters. It is found that collection angles of 40o and spectral bandwidth of 70 nm result with folded optical geometries for single volume holograms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications III
StatePublished - 2008
EventHigh and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2008Aug 12 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherHigh and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Holographic filters
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Solar concentrator
  • Volume holograms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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