Transparent solar concentrator for flat panel display

Chia Hung Yeh, Fuh Yu Chang, Hong Tsu Young, Tsung Yen Hsieh, Chia Hsiung Chang

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Abstract

A new concept of the transparent solar concentrator for flat panel display is experimentally demonstrated without adversely affecting the visual effects. The solar concentrator is based on a solar light-guide plate with micro prisms, not only increasing the absorption area of solar energy but also enhancing the conversion efficiency. The incident light is guided by the designed solar light-guide plate according to the total internal reflection (TIR), and converted into electrical power by photovoltaic solar cells. The designed transparent solar concentrator was made and measured with high transparency, namely 94.8%. The developed solar energy system for display can store energy and supply the bias voltage to light on two light-emitting diodes (LEDs) successfully.

Original languageEnglish
Article number06FL03
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Volume51
Issue number6 PART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Yeh, C. H., Chang, F. Y., Young, H. T., Hsieh, T. Y., & Chang, C. H. (2012). Transparent solar concentrator for flat panel display. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, 51(6 PART 2), [06FL03]. https://doi.org/10.1143/JJAP.51.06FL03