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Fluorescent Optical Concentration of Uncollimated Sunlight

Project description

New concentrator designs to better focus light onto solar cells

The Sun is a clean and inexhaustible source of energy, with the potential to provide a sustainable answer to future energy supply demands. However, the high diffusion of solar light impedes high-efficiency, low-cost energy conversion at a large scale. The EU-funded FOCUS project proposes a radically different design of luminescent solar concentrators (devices that concentrate radiation), where waveguides are replaced by nanophotonic lenses. Proper thin-film materials that concentrate light will be investigated to create collimated, monochromatic, high-intensity beams that will benefit photovoltaics and photocatalysis applications.

Coordinator

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Net EU contribution
€ 2 998 125,00
Address
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00