Design and Optimization of Concentrator Optics

Concentrator optics bundle incident radiation onto thermal or photovoltaic receivers. We can offer you professional assistance in the development of single stage and multistage concentrator designs based on reflective (e.g. parabolic mirrors, heliostats) or refractive optics (e.g. Fresnel lenses or dielectric secondary concentrators).

Our tools range from pure optical simulation by means of ray tracing to overall system optimization.  Our simulations take account of parameters such as spectral characteristics, temperature behavior, angle-dependencies and optical faults, which we determine experimentally beforehand.