Fresnel Lens-based Solar Concentrators

Sonam Berwal, Neha Khatri, Daewook Kim

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


In recent years, Fresnel lens has significantly improved solar energy consumption. The scientific community considers the imaging and non-imaging Fresnel lens as a solar concentrator. Compared to imaging, non-imaging concentrators usually have a larger acceptance angle, higher optical efficiency, and higher concentration ratios with less volume and shorter focal length. This paper summarizes the saga of the Fresnel lens for solar energy concentration technology. The optical design, fabrication methods, and challenges associated with the Fresnel lens are described in the context of numerous applications including daylighting, photovoltaic (PV), solar-powered lasers, space-concentrated PV, and hydrogen generation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWomen in Optics and Photonics in India 2022
EditorsAnita Mahadevan-Jansen, Asima Pradhan, Sujatha Narayanan Unni
ISBN (Electronic)9781510664876
StatePublished - 2023
EventWomen in Optics and Photonics in India 2022 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Dec 6 2022Dec 7 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceWomen in Optics and Photonics in India 2022


  • fabrication
  • Fresnel lens
  • Optical design
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar concentrator

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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