DTU Studieprojekt – Optical modelling of structured glass surfaces for building integrated photovoltaics – Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU) – København

Optical modelling of structured glass surfaces for building integrated photovoltaics Udbyder Vejleder Sted København og omegn Providing solar power generation in urban environments, building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) relies on coloured materials, structured glass surfaces and other technologies to integrate PV modules in an aesthetically pleasing manner. These components have a strong influence on the optical properties of the final product, however, affecting colour appearance, glare and power production. To reduce glaring reflections and to achieve a more homogeneous appearance, BIPV products often use micro-structured glass with significant surface scattering.This master project deals with the characterization and modelling of the optical properties of glass surfaces for use in BIPV. It involves performing surface structure measurements (using a profilometer), modelling this surface structure in an optical simulation program (e.g. Zemax OpticStudio) and determining the scattering properties of different samples. The simulation results are to be verified by comparison to measurements of the angularly resolved reflectance (as BRDF) and PV performance (Isc and IAM).Students are expected to have basic knowledge in optics (course 34020 or 34021) and be interested in hands-on experiments as well as modelling and simulation. During the project, students will gain experience in optical measurement techniques and modelling with Zemax. To get familiar with the required software, a dedicated special course (to be agreed with supervisors) or course 34038 prior to the project start are recommended, but not necessary.Possible tasks in the project: Measure satinated/other structured glasses using a Dektak profilometer 3D model their surface and implement it in ZemaxSimulate reflectance, transmittance, scatteringCompare simulation results to Isc/IAM/BRDF measurementsContact and Supervisors:Michael Linde Jakobsen – mlja@dtu.dkSune Thorsteinsson – sunth@dtu.dkMarkus Babin – marbab@dtu.dkDTU Electro (Electrical and Photonics Engineering) Forudsætningerbasic knowledge in optics; interest in modelling and simulation Emneord LasereLyskilderOptikSensorerTelekommunikation Tags MidinfraredSensorsNonLinearUpconversionmodellingOpticsPhotovoltaicMaterialsAndSystemsPhotovoltaicsSimulation Kontakt Virksomhed/organisationDTU FotonikNavnMichael Linde JakobsenStillingSeniorforskerMailmlja@dtu.dk Vejleder-info Kandidatuddannelsen i FotonikVejlederMichael Linde JakobsenMedvejledereMarkus Babin, Sune ThorsteinssonECTS-point30TypeKandidatspeciale, SpecialkursusSkal have taget34020/34021, 34038 (optional)

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