Cool covered sky-splitting spectrum-splitting FK

Mohedano, Rubén and Miñano Dominguez, Juan Carlos and Benitez Gimenez, Pablo and Buljan, Marina and Chaves, Julio and Falicoff, Waqidi and Hernández Sanz, Maikel and Sorgato, Simone (2014). Cool covered sky-splitting spectrum-splitting FK. In: "10th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems: CPV-10", 07/04/2014 - 09/04/2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. pp. 200-202.


Title: Cool covered sky-splitting spectrum-splitting FK
  • Mohedano, Rubén
  • Miñano Dominguez, Juan Carlos
  • Benitez Gimenez, Pablo
  • Buljan, Marina
  • Chaves, Julio
  • Falicoff, Waqidi
  • Hernández Sanz, Maikel
  • Sorgato, Simone
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 10th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems: CPV-10
Event Dates: 07/04/2014 - 09/04/2014
Event Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Title of Book: AIP Conference Proceedings
Título de Revista/Publicación: AIP Conference Proceedings
Date: 2014
Volume: 1616
Freetext Keywords: Fresnel lens, nonimaging,solar concentrator, Köhler integration, CPV, multi-junction solar cells, spectrum splitting, DNI
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Placing a plane mirror between the primary lens and the receiver in a Fresnel Köhler (FK) concentrator gives birth to a quite different CPV system where all the high-tech components sit on a common plane, that of the primary lens panels. The idea enables not only a thinner device (a half of the original) but also a low cost 1-step manufacturing process for the optics, automatic alignment of primary and secondary lenses, and cell/wiring protection. The concept is also compatible with two different techniques to increase the module efficiency: spectrum splitting between a 3J and a BPC Silicon cell for better usage of Direct Normal Irradiance DNI, and sky splitting to harvest the energy of the diffuse radiation and higher energy production throughout the year. Simple calculations forecast the module would convert 45% of the DNI into electricity.

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