Datas Medina, Alejandro and Cristóbal López, Ana Belén and Sala Pano, Gabriel and Anton Hernandez, Ignacio and Miñano Dominguez, Juan Carlos and Benitez Gimenez, Pablo and Bett, Andreas W. and Siefer, Gerald and Ekins-Daukes, Ned and Roca, Franco and Cancro, C. and Luque-Heredia, Ignacio and Warmuth, Werner and Baudrit, Mathieu and Okada, Y. and Sugiyama, M. and Hishikawa, Y. and Takamoto, Tatsuya and Araki, Kenji and Fukuyama, A. and Nishioka, K. and Suzuki, H. and Kuze, N. and Moriyasu, Y. and Kita, T. and Kotagiri, Akira and Kojima, N. and Martí Vega, Antonio and Yamaguchi, M. and Luque López, Antonio
NGCPV: a new generation of concentrator photovoltaic cells, modules and systems.
In: "28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (28th EU PVSEC)", 30/09/2013 - 04/10/2013, Paris, France. pp. 88-93.
Starting on June 2011, NGCPV is the first project funded jointly between the European Commission (EC) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan to research on new generation concentration photovoltaics (CPV). The Project, through a collaborative research between seven European and nine Japanese leading research centers in the field of CPV, aims at lowering the cost of the CPVproduced photovoltaic kWh down to 5 ?cents. The main objective of the project is to improve the present concentrator cell, module and system efficiency, as well as developing advanced characterization tools for CPV components and systems. As particular targets, the project aims at achieving a cell efficiency of at least 45% and a CPV module with an efficiency greater than 35%. This paper describes the R&D activities that are being carried out within the NGCPV project and summarizes some of the most relevant results that have already been attained, for instance: the manufacturing of a 44.4% world record efficiency triple junction solar cell (by Sharp Corp.) and the installation of a 50 kWp experimental CPV plant in Spain, which will be used to obtain accurate forecasts of the energy produced at system level.