Concentrating optics with big glass mirrors for inexpensive CPV generation

Roger Angel, Blake Coughenour, Tom Stalcup, Brian Wheelwright

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


Large, inexpensive, back-silvered glass mirrors are widely used at solar thermal generation plants. The electrical output per mirror may be doubled by optical coupling to highly efficient, triple junction photovoltaic cells. OCIS codes: (350.6050) Solar Energy; (220.1770) Concentrators. Renewable Energy and the Environment Congress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics for Solar Energy, SOLAR 2013
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529862
StatePublished - 2013
EventOptics for Solar Energy, SOLAR 2013 - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Nov 3 2013Nov 7 2013

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherOptics for Solar Energy, SOLAR 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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