A luminescent solar concentrator with 7.1% power conversion efficiency (pages 257–259)
L. H. Slooff, E. E. Bende, A. R. Burgers, T. Budel, M. Pravettoni, R. P. Kenny, E. D. Dunlop and A. Büchtemann
Version of Record online: 29 SEP 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pssr.200802186
A luminescent solar concentrator consisting of a transparent polymer plate containing luminescent particles was made and one or four GaAs solar cells were connected to the edges of the polymer plate. External quantum efficiency and current–voltage measurements were performed, resulting in record power conversion efficiencies of 4.6% (geometrical concentration factor 2.5) and 7.1% (geometrical concentration factor 10), respectively. To our knowledge these are among the highest reported efficiencies.