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Laboratory protocols for measuring and reporting the performance of luminescent solar concentrators

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Abstract

Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) show great potential for both broadening the spectral response of photovoltaic devices and facilitating their deployment in urban environments. However, the recent success of LSCs has brought to light severe deficiencies in reporting protocols: direct comparison between lab-scale LSCs is not possible due to inconsistencies in the experimental measurements and reporting of device performance. Here, we make the case for treatment of LSCs as photonic devices rather than photovoltaic cells and identify best practice guidelines for the measurement and reporting of LSC performance.

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Submitted
15 Sep 2020
Accepted
25 Nov 2020
First published
11 Dec 2020

This article is Open Access

Energy Environ. Sci., 2021,14, 293-301
Article type
Perspective

Laboratory protocols for measuring and reporting the performance of luminescent solar concentrators

M. G. Debije, R. C. Evans and G. Griffini, Energy Environ. Sci., 2021, 14, 293
DOI: 10.1039/D0EE02967J

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