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Betsy Agar

Aug 20, 2017
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Wow! This is such a great integration of principles, exactly the standard of coordination necessary to get us away from pitting solutions against each other towards getting them to work in tandem. Like Jackson Pollock, you have also flipped your canvas, and without looking at the graphic, I didn't understand you mean to stand these tubes on their ends--a description of the physical aspects would be helpful at the outset.

Do you have any sense of the cost this system might incur? Also, have you anticipated other challenges to the success of this system coming to fruition? I'm also curious about where and who is meant for this application.


Maksim Kovalevich

Aug 22, 2017
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Problems that need to be solved with the help of calculations -

What is your cross-section area of PV fibers? 
1. If the area is small, the amount of light transporting into PV fiber is low.
What is its length?
2. If the length of PV fiber is very long, solar light intensity count not go deep into entire fiber.
3. Solar light is not single wavelength, such light can not 100% reflect and transport through fiber like optical fiber with laser. (At both ends of fiber optic fiber, install a working element of the laser, which is used as an optical amplifier for radiation from solar energy in the monochromatic spectrum in the middle of the fiber)

This concept of PV fibers is designed to be installed in any state as an alternative to existing 2D solar panels with low efficiency, which take away a large amount of land resources or floating marine solar power plants located on the surface of water, which in time will turn the location of its location into marshes by stopping photosynthesis in water .

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Michal Monit

Sep 6, 2017
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Hi Maksim, 

You're proposing a really interesting combination of technologies! It made me recall those "windstalk" generators from a few years back.

I think the biggest obstacle for the technology might be the small effective area of each "stalk" - somehow analogous to cosine losses in CSP plants. In that case there are a few options, e.g. making the generators super-cheap (both the PV cells and structural materials), having them optimized for high density placement and / or having important secondary functions (e.g. generating energy from the swaying motion, as you mentioned). In fact, I think those tiny "artificial lawns" could be even more interesting than big "fibers" because of mechanical requirements growing disproportionately with size (a need for flexible PV cells, cyclical mechanical loads, brittle glass, etc.). 

Maybe this article can bring some more ideas about optimization of the concept?

 


Maksim Kovalevich

Sep 7, 2017
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Thank you for supporting Michal. In this concept there is a visual similarity with plants, but plants do not have an outer transparent layer that will refract and trap (spread throughout the fiber) with the help of total internal reflection of solar energy. The shown photographs are a conditional example of this concept (conditional visualization of the concept), they do not provide true dimensions which can be of different sizes, these dimensions of fiber should be calculated depending on the characteristics of the materials used in this technology.


Maksim Kovalevich

Nov 6, 2017
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On my recommendations page, concept diagrams have been added

http://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/b1a3a7bb-2e48-444a-b2f3-438029898d1b-original.jpeg

http://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/fbff9981-fb81-42d6-9779-1bc197657a80-original.jpeg

http://image-store.slidesharecdn.com/98e27de7-15a8-4a4f-a37c-fc71dd4c9859-original.jpeg

Thank you.


Maksim Kovalevich

Jan 17, 2018
11:51

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Thank you.
I was interested to participate.
A wonderful contest of ideas!


Maksim Kovalevich

Mar 10, 2018
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It is possible to further enhance the efficiency of the concept, it is necessary to apply a thermoelectic effect (thermoelectric generator) for the direct conversion of thermal energy into electricity by using thermoelements in its design. I hope that the maximum effect will be obtained from the use of solar energy, thermal energy and wind energy? Is it economically feasible to use the cooling air flow inside the fiber to obtain additional electricity by applying the thermoelectric effect


Maksim Kovalevich

Dec 23, 2018
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Diagram of a solar battery concept.Link to the photo 1.

Diagram of a solar battery concept.Link to the photo 2.

Diagram of a solar battery concept.Link to the photo 3.

Diagram of a solar battery concept.Link to the photo 4.

On my recommendations page, concept diagrams have been added

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XQV6gbn8CWPOkY0cswhwjmKNSNQY5G8C/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eug3VXRYegLLa94LQVsJTv-LT6QjwJIb/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dLImmmFrPeLcUaxXRKTKzpGwOaqmScPx/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W8DEzUVs86aOVLvm2QOdLhViPDTVs-eD/view?usp=sharing

 

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