Wide-angle, high-concentration photovoltaics to compete with flat plate systems

Mohedano, Rubén and Cvetkovic, Aleksandra and Benitez Gimenez, Pablo and Miñano Dominguez, Juan Carlos and Hernández Sanz, Maikel and Zamora Herranz, Pablo and Vilaplana, J. (2013). Wide-angle, high-concentration photovoltaics to compete with flat plate systems. "SPIE Newsroom" ; pp. 1-3. ISSN 1818-2259. https://doi.org/10.1117/2.1201306.004925.

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Title: Wide-angle, high-concentration photovoltaics to compete with flat plate systems
Author/s:
  • Mohedano, Rubén
  • Cvetkovic, Aleksandra
  • Benitez Gimenez, Pablo
  • Miñano Dominguez, Juan Carlos
  • Hernández Sanz, Maikel
  • Zamora Herranz, Pablo
  • Vilaplana, J.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: SPIE Newsroom
Date: 2013
ISSN: 1818-2259
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A novel photovoltaic concentrator enables highly uniform irradiance on a small number of efficient solar cells. The maximum electrical power of a photovoltaic (PV) energy installation depends on three factors: the available irradiance, the size of the systems collecting sunlight, and the rate at which the device transforms light into electricity (the conversion efficiency). Developers can maximize the irradiance by carefully selecting the site and orientation of the solar facility. But they can only expand their sunlight collection systems for standard flat plate PV devices by increasing the number of solar cells, at greater cost. Here, we consider the advantages of an alternative PV system that produces more energy without increasing the number of cells used (actually, reducing it), by improving the conversion rates.We also present a new device that may enhance the commercial viability of such technologies.

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Item ID: 25895
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/25895/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:25895
DOI: 10.1117/2.1201306.004925
Official URL: http://spie.org/newsroom/4925-wide-angle-high-concentration-photovoltaics-to-compete-with-flat-plate-systems
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 12 Jul 2014 07:25
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 09:29
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