Durability of dielectric fluids for concentrating photovoltaic systems

Victoria Pérez, Marta and Askins, Stephen and Domínguez Domínguez, César and Anton Hernandez, Ignacio and Sala Pano, Gabriel (2013). Durability of dielectric fluids for concentrating photovoltaic systems. "Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells", v. 113 ; pp. 31-36. ISSN 0927-0248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.01.039.

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Title: Durability of dielectric fluids for concentrating photovoltaic systems
Author/s:
  • Victoria Pérez, Marta
  • Askins, Stephen
  • Domínguez Domínguez, César
  • Anton Hernandez, Ignacio
  • Sala Pano, Gabriel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Date: June 2013
ISSN: 0927-0248
Volume: 113
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Fluids; Concentrators; UV degradation; Durability; Multijunction solar cells
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Several dielectric fluids that might be used for immersing optics are analyzed in this paper. Their transmittances, both before and after an accelerated exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation equivalent to several years under real sun, are presented. In addition, the photocurrent losses caused by the decrease in transmittance experienced by each fluid are estimated for current III?V multijunction (MJ) solar cells. The most stable fluids were found to be paraffin and silicone oils whose transmittances remained practically unaltered after a UV dosage equivalent to 3 years of AM1.5D radiation.

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Item ID: 31029
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/31029/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:31029
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2013.01.039
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927024813000548
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 Oct 2014 18:26
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2015 22:56
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