A new design for luminescent solar concentrating PV roof tiles

Guillaume Doudart De La Gree, Argyrios Papadopoulos, Michael Debije, Mark Cox, Zachar Krumer, Angele Reinders, Alexander Rosemann

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In our paper we explore the opportunity of combining luminescent solar concentrating (LSC) materials and crystalline PV solar cells in a new design for a roof tile by design-driven research on the energy performance of various configurations of the LSC PV device and on the aesthetic appeal in a roof construction. We present the roof tile in a system and executed optical modeling of the solar roof tile by Monte-Carlo/ray-tracing simulations by PV trace. We determined the range of appropriate values for thickness and dye concentration for the conceptual design of roof tile LSCs. It can be concluded that thickness of PMMA sheet material could best be in the range of 4 to 6 mm and the concentration of BASF Lumogen Red dye in between 80 and 1000 ppm. Because of aesthetic considerations however various concentration values may be used. In follow-up activities include a.o. parameter studies for different BASF Lumogen dyes and a pilot setup for testing the prototypes outdoors in the Netherlands.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
ISBN (Electronic)9781479979448
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2015
Event42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015 - Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, United States
Duration: 14 Jun 201519 Jun 2015


Conference42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


  • bipv
  • building integrated photovoltaics
  • design driven research
  • luminescent solar concentrators
  • ray-tracing
  • roof tiles


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