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Luminescent solar concentrator and photovoltaic module integrated system analysis and design

Song, Fengchi (2017) Luminescent solar concentrator and photovoltaic module integrated system analysis and design. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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This thesis report presents the analysis and design work associated with luminescent solar concentrators (LSC) and photovoltaic integrated systems in microalgae cultivation application, which is the dissertation topic of my graduation dissertation in Engineering major, Murdoch University. Around the main topic of LSCs, a few relevant studies have been carried out in sequence. To start with, the contents focus on brief introduction and theoretical analysis and they act as the foundation of the whole analysis. Therefore, the majority works of this part of analysis are finished by looking through literature works; a significant number of relevant articles are cited here. Afterwards, the data from experiment is expressed and presented. From the experiment’s data, the two specimen LSC, flat sheet LSC and hollow cylinder LSC can emit fluorescent light at bottoms up to 6.9 times and 1.85 times stronger than coinstantaneous sunlight illumination respectively. Moreover, when the sample photovoltaic cell is receiving the concentrated fluorescent light from the two LSCs, the cell can produce up to 4mW power from flat sheet LSC emission light irradiance and 13.5mW from tubular LSC emission irradiance. Another major achievement of this project is that an integrated system has been designed, which has the ability to supply the power requirement entirely by itself.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Parlevliet, David
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