Our characterization tool, called METHOD which was previously built for refractive optics [1], has been adapted and optimized to evaluate a mirror from the APOLLON Project [2], characterized in the framework of the European CPVMatch project. Influence of the glass box of the thermal chamber, homogeneity of the temperature across the sample, and influence of the chromatic light on the energetic spot’s center are studied. We evaluate the mirror’s abilities at different working temperatures and cell-to-primary optical element (POE) distances.

1.
P.
Besson
,
P.
MacVey White
,
C.
Dominguez
,
P.
Voarino
P.
Garcia-Linares
,
M.
Lemiti
,
H.
Schriemer
,
K.
Hinzer
and
M.
Baudrit
, “
Spectrally-resolved measurement of concentrated light distributions for Fresnel lens concentrators
”,
Optics Express
,
2016
, Vol.
24
, Issue
2
, pp.
A397
A407
.
2.
Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico (RSE)
, “Results of the APOLLON project and concentrating photovoltaic perspectives”,
Alkes
, May
2014
.
3.
S. P.
Philipps
,
A.
Bett
,
K.
Horowitz
,
S.
Kurtz
, “
Current Status of Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) Technology
”,
Fraunhofer ISE – NREL
, February
2016
.
4.
M.
Victoria
,
R.
Herrero
,
C.
Domínguez
,
I.
Antón
,
S.
Askins
, and
G.
Sala
, “
Characterization of the spatial distribution of irradiance and spectrum in concentrating photovoltaic systems and their effect on multi-junction solar cells
,”
Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl.
, May
2013
, vol.
21
, no.
3
, pp.
308
318
.
5.
T.
Hornung
,
M.
Steiner
, and
P.
Nitz
, “
Estimation of the influence of Fresnel lens temperature on energy generation of a concentrator photovoltaic system
,”
Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells
, April
2012
, vol.
99
, no.
0
, pp.
333
338
.
6.
P.
Besson
,
C.
Dominguez
,
P.
Voarino
,
P.
Garcia-Linares
,
C.
Weick
,
M.
Lemiti
and
M.
Baudrit
, “
METHOD: A tool for Mechanical, Electrical, Thermal, and Optical characterization of single lens module Design
”,
CPV11
,
2015
,
AIP Conf. Proc.
1679
,
050003
.
7.
T.
Schult
,
M.
Neubauer
,
Y.
Bessler
,
P.
Nitz
,
A.
Gombert
, “
Temperature Dependence of Fresnel Lenses for Concentrating Photovoltaics
”,
Proc. Of 2ⁿᵈ International Workshop on Concentrating Photvoltaic Optics and Power
,
Darmstadt
,
2009
.
8.
M.
Born
,
E.
Wolf
, “Principles of optics”, 7nd Edition,
Cambridge University Press
,
Cambridge
,
1999
.
This content is only available via PDF.