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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2014, Article ID 539891, 7 pages
Research Article

Design and Optimization of Fresnel Lens for High Concentration Photovoltaic System

Opto-Electronic Technology Center, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130033, China

Received 27 December 2013; Revised 22 February 2014; Accepted 24 February 2014; Published 30 March 2014

Academic Editor: Dimitrios Karamanis

Copyright © 2014 Lei Jing et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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