Experimental analysis of a photovoltaic concentrator based on a single reflective stage immersed in an optical fluid

Victoria Pérez, Marta and Domínguez Domínguez, César and Askins, Stephen and Anton Hernandez, Ignacio and Sala Pano, Gabriel (2013). Experimental analysis of a photovoltaic concentrator based on a single reflective stage immersed in an optical fluid. "Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications" ; pp. 1-13. ISSN 1062-7995. https://doi.org/10.1002/pip.2381.

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Title: Experimental analysis of a photovoltaic concentrator based on a single reflective stage immersed in an optical fluid
Author/s:
  • Victoria Pérez, Marta
  • Domínguez Domínguez, César
  • Askins, Stephen
  • Anton Hernandez, Ignacio
  • Sala Pano, Gabriel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Date: 2013
ISSN: 1062-7995
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Concentrators; mirrors; multijunction solar cells; fluids; optical characterization; antireflective coatings
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This article reviews all the experimental tests carried out to analyze the performance of a FluidReflex photovoltaic concentrator. This novel concentrator concept consists of a single reflective stage immersed in an optical fluid. The presence of the fluid entails significant advantages. It not only allows a high system optical efficiency and increases the attainable concentration but also enhances the heat dissipation from the cell. In addition, the electrical insulation is improved, and the problem of water vapor condensation inside the module is avoided. A complete characterization is addressed in this paper. Among the experimental results, a measured optical efficiency of 83.5% for a concentration of 1035× stands out

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Item ID: 31086
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/31086/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:31086
DOI: 10.1002/pip.2381
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pip.2381/references
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 Oct 2014 17:06
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 17:06
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