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Abstract

A new photovoltaic generation unit based on the application of holographic technologies called a Holo-Window is proposed in this work. The basic principle and the optical configuration used for the basic experimental unit are described. Suitable fabrication technology for a hologram with the broadband spectrum required to provide the appropriate sunlight capture capability is then discussed. Finally, a laboratory-prototype Holo-Window unit was developed and its performance was evaluated.

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This work was supported in part by NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization).

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Kasezawa, T., Horimai, H., Tabuchi, H. et al. Holographic window for solar power generation. Opt Rev 23, 997–1003 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10043-016-0257-z

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Keywords

  • Holo-Window
  • BIPV
  • BAPV
  • VIPV
  • Hologram
  • Photopolymer
  • Bragg degeneracy
  • Photovoltaic
  • Solar cell