Author Topic: A more rationalized solar panel?  (Read 2172 times)

weijing3333

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A more rationalized solar panel?
« on: July 28, 2015, 12:06:44 AM »
Would it be possible to use a lens or a mirror to focus light onto a solar panel in order to product in more efficient?
And is something like this already one used?
It was just a thought and I haven't spent much time on it, but I figured I'd ask.

SeanB

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Re: A more rationalized solar panel?
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2015, 02:12:22 PM »
Yes you can do it, but then you need to think of the added complexity. Things like cooling of the solar cells, as they will be absorbing a lot more heat energy, so will need either passive or active cooling. Then adding a lens or parabolic mirror means you now need to track the sun accurately, so as to have the cell at the focus point.