NGCPV: a new Generation of concentrator photovoltaic cells, modules and systems

Datas, A. and Cristobal López, Ana Belén and Sala Pano, Gabriel and Antón, Ignacio and Miñano Dominguez, Juan Carlos and Benitez Gimenez, Pablo and Algora del Valle, Carlos and Bett, Andreas W. and Lackner, K. and Niemeyer, M. and Philipps, S. P. and Siefer, Gerald and Ekins-Daukes, Ned and Roca, F. 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, Masafumi and Luque López, Antonio (2015). NGCPV: a new Generation of concentrator photovoltaic cells, modules and systems. In: "31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition", 14/09/2014 - 18/09/2014, Hamburg, Germany. pp. 1384-1391.

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Title: NGCPV: a new Generation of concentrator photovoltaic cells, modules and systems
Author/s:
  • Datas, A.
  • Cristobal López, Ana Belén
  • Sala Pano, Gabriel
  • Antón, Ignacio
  • Miñano Dominguez, Juan Carlos
  • Benitez Gimenez, Pablo
  • Algora del Valle, Carlos
  • Bett, Andreas W.
  • Lackner, K.
  • Niemeyer, M.
  • Philipps, S. P.
  • Siefer, Gerald
  • Ekins-Daukes, Ned
  • Roca, F.
  • Cancro, C.
  • Luque-Heredia, Ignacio
  • Warmuth, Werner
  • Baudrit, Mathieu
  • Okada, Y.
  • Sugiyama, M.
  • Hishikawa, Y.
  • Takamoto, Tatsuya
  • Araki, Kenji
  • Fukuyama, A.
  • Nishioka, K.
  • Suzuki, H.
  • Kuze, N.
  • Moriyasu, Y.
  • Kita, T.
  • Kotagiri, Akira
  • Kojima, N.
  • Martí Vega, Antonio
  • Yamaguchi, Masafumi
  • Luque López, Antonio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Event Dates: 14/09/2014 - 18/09/2014
Event Location: Hamburg, Germany
Title of Book: 31st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Date: 2015
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Concentration Photovoltaics (CPV), Dome Fresnel Köhler (DFK), Multijunction, Intermediate band, Quantum wells, Quantum dots, dilute nitrides, III-V on Silicon
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Starting on June 2011, NGCPV has been the first coordinated project between the European Commission and Japanese NEDO in order to advance in the science and technology of concentrator photovoltaics (CPV). Research has covered all relevant areas in CPV, from solar cells to complete systems, including multijunction solar cells, novel solar cell concepts utilizing nanostructures, advanced optics and modules, thermal management, reliability and modeling at all the stages of the CPV chain, rating and round robin schemes and the development of characterization tools for cells, modules and systems (outdoor and indoor). Ending in November 2014, the NGCPV project has attained some remarkable results, such as the manufacturing of a 44.4% world record efficiency triple junction solar cell (by Sharp Corp.) and the development of a 15 kW CPV system (by Daido, BSQ and UPM) with a DC efficiency of 28% under CSOC, which is the highest reported in the world at system level. In this paper we summarize these and other relevant results concerning project activities such as the investigation of novel buffers for growing III-V materials on silicon, novel ~1eV materials for manufacturing quad-junction solar cells, the development of accurate models to forecast the electricity production in CPV plants and novel advanced optical designs for CPV modules, among others.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/MAE-2780MADRID-PVUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 42007
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/42007/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:42007
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Jul 2016 17:22
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 07:07
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