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Quantum dot solar concentrators (QDSCs) are static, nonimaging concentrators which concentrate both direct and diffuse light. Using Monte-Carlo ray-trace modelling, concentration ratios (C) were predicted for QDSCs of different 2-D geometries. The optimum shape and size were determined, for given system parameters, by calculating the relative cost per unit power output. Devices with different 3-D geometry were also compared. The thickness of the plate was varied and devices with tapered thickness were modelled to investigate the effect on C.
Kennedy, M., McCormack, S. & Doran, J. (2007). Modelling the effect of device geometry on concentration ratios of quantum dot solar concentrators. Proceedings of ISES 2007 Solar World Congress, Beijing, China. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-75997-3_301