Nonimaging Fresnel Lenses

Design and Performance of Solar Concentrators

  • Ralf Leutz
  • Akio Suzuki

Part of the Springer Series in OPTICAL SCIENCES book series (SSOS, volume 83)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 3-14
  4. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 15-33
  5. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 35-52
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    Pages 53-75
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    Pages 77-99
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    Pages 101-125
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    Pages 155-178
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  12. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
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  13. Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki
    Pages 245-256
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 257-274

About this book


This book offers a detailed and comprehensive account of the engineering of the world's first nonimaging Fresnel lens solar concentrator. The book closes a gap in solar concentrator design, and describes nonimaging refractive optics and its numerical mathematics . The contents follow a systems approach that is absent in standard handbooks of optics or solar energy. The reader is introduced to the principles, theories, and advantages of nonimaging optics from the standpoint of concentrating sunlight (the solar concentrator idea). The book shows the reader how to find his or her own optical solution using the rules and methodologies covering the design and the assessment of the nonimaging lens. This novel solar concentrator is developed within the natural constraints presented by the sun and in relation to competitive solutions offered by other concentrators.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ralf Leutz
    • 1
  • Akio Suzuki
    • 2
  1. 1.Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology BASETokyoJapan
  2. 2.Natural Sciences SectorUNESCOParis Cedex 15France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07531-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45290-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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