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WEI Xiu-dong, LI Bai-lin, ZHAO Yu-hang, TANG Jian-fang, ZHANG Ji, HUANG Yong-huan, XU Ying-chao. Design of focusing solar simulator based on free-form surface[J]. Chinese Optics, 2023, 16(6): 1356-1364. doi: 10.37188/CO.2022-0207
Citation: WEI Xiu-dong, LI Bai-lin, ZHAO Yu-hang, TANG Jian-fang, ZHANG Ji, HUANG Yong-huan, XU Ying-chao. Design of focusing solar simulator based on free-form surface[J]. Chinese Optics, 2023, 16(6): 1356-1364. doi: 10.37188/CO.2022-0207

Design of focusing solar simulator based on free-form surface

doi: 10.37188/CO.2022-0207
Funds:  Supported by Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province (No. 2019J01876)
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  • Corresponding author: weixiudong211@163.com
  • Received Date: 09 Oct 2022
  • Rev Recd Date: 26 Oct 2022
  • Available Online: 17 Apr 2023
  • The concentrating solar simulator can obtain solar radiation spots with high-power convergence, which has important applications in the fields of solar thermal power generation and thermochemical research. To obtain uniform solar radiation spots, a free-form surface condenser design method based on non-imaging optics is proposed, and its design principle and specific method are described. The designed free-form condenser is compared with a non-coaxial ellipsoidal condenser with the same containment angle, and the correctness of its design method is verified by simulation analysis. The simulation results show that when a xenon lamp with a rated power of 6 kW is used as the light source, the single-lamp solar simulator composed of a free-form condenser can produce a spot with an average irradiance of 274.4 kW/m2 in the target region with a diameter of 60 mm. The spot’s unevenness decreases from 18.28% to 5.69% compared with that of a non-coaxial ellipsoidal solar simulator. The seven-lamp solar simulator can produce a spot with an average irradiance of 1.65 MW/m2, with a spot unevenness that decreases from 13.19% to 5.49%.

     

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