25 sept. 2015

SOLSTICE Labex Workshop, October 9 2015 at PROMES Perpignan


OPTICAL MANAGEMENT OF RADIATION IN SOLAR ENERGY CONVERTERS : THEORETICAL MOTIVATION, PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES

FRIDAY, 9TH OF OCTOBER 2015 - PROMES - PERPIGNAN

Goal : Achieving high solar to electricity conversion necessarily requires an efficient absorption of the incoming sunlight, but also a proper control of the light re-emitted by the absorber, independently of its nature (thermal or photovoltaic). This topic currently instigates a strong research effort in these 2 communities, as well as in our laboratories. In this Workshop, we propose to address different aspects of this question (theoretical motivation, practical implementation, scientific and technologic challenges...), for both the thermal and photovoltaic technologies. Besides the purely educational interest, this Workshop will allow us to understand how this question of optical management in solar energy converters is treated in two different scientific communities.

10h-11h : GUEST TALK - Eugene Katz (Ben Gurion University) : Ultra-efficient photovoltaics: solar concentration vs photon recycling

11h-11h30 : Audrey Soum-Glaude : Optical modelling and optimization of spectrally selective coatings for mid- to high temperature CSP absorbers

11h30-12h: Alexis Vossier: A brief history of light management strategies in PV cells 12h-14h: Lunch

14h-14h30: Cyril Caliot: Influence of the spectral Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function on surface receiver efficiencies

14h30-15h: Hamid Kachkachi/David Schmool: Optical and magnetic studies of hybrid nanostructures with a view to energy conversion

15h-16h: Discussion: PV/CSP: What should we learn from the other side? Chair: E. Katz/G. Flamant

Each talk will be given 30 minutes including presentation (20 minutes) + questions and discussions (10 minutes).