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A review on the recent research progress in the compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) for solar energy applications

Tian, Meng; Su, Yuehong; Zheng, Hongfei; Pei, Gang; Li, Guiqiang; Riffat, Saffa

Authors

Meng Tian

YUEHONG SU yuehong.su@nottingham.ac.uk
Associate Professor

Hongfei Zheng

Gang Pei

Guiqiang Li

SAFFA RIFFAT saffa.riffat@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems



Abstract

Compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) has been gaining ever-increasing attention from academic researchers and industrial developers owing to its stationary feature for solar energy collection with a higher efficiency. As a low concentration concentrator with a larger acceptance angle and without a tracking requirement, it is an attractive solution to improve the system performance and reduce the cost of photovoltaic (PV) system, solar thermal system, daylighting and lighting systems, etc. This study will present a comprehensive and up-to-date review of its design principles for miscellaneous configurations, applications, performance predictions and technological advances. Numerous technically focused studies since 2000 will be introduced and summarized. Finally, the outlook focusing on CPC designs and improvements will be proposed.

Citation

Tian, M., Su, Y., Zheng, H., Pei, G., Li, G., & Riffat, S. (2018). A review on the recent research progress in the compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) for solar energy applications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 82, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.09.050

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 14, 2017
Online Publication Date Oct 23, 2017
Publication Date Feb 1, 2018
Deposit Date Oct 27, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 24, 2018
Journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Print ISSN 1364-0321
Electronic ISSN 1364-0321
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 82
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.09.050
Keywords Compound parabolic concentrator; CPC; Solar energy; Concentration ratio; Dielectric
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47626
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136403211731300X
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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