CPVMatch - Concentrating photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies

Philipps, S. P. and Baudrit, Mathieu and Hillerich, K. and Moreau, A. and Parmesani, R. and Román, E. and Sala Pano, Gabriel and Schineller, B. and Timò, G. and Bett, Andreas W. (2016). CPVMatch - Concentrating photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies. "AIP Conference Proceedings", v. 1766 ; pp.. ISSN 978-0-7354-1424-2. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4962092.

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Title: CPVMatch - Concentrating photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies
Author/s:
  • Philipps, S. P.
  • Baudrit, Mathieu
  • Hillerich, K.
  • Moreau, A.
  • Parmesani, R.
  • Román, E.
  • Sala Pano, Gabriel
  • Schineller, B.
  • Timò, G.
  • Bett, Andreas W.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: AIP Conference Proceedings
Date: September 2016
ISSN: 978-0-7354-1424-2
Volume: 1766
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
UPM's Research Group: Integración de Sistemas e Instrumentos ISI
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

This paper presents the project Concentrating Photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies (CPVMatch), which is funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. V multi-junction solar cells and CPV modules. Concerning cells, novel wafer bonded four-junction solar cells made of GaInP/GaAs//GaInAs/Ge are optimized with the target of reaching 48% efficiency under concentration at the end of the project. Moreover, multi-junction solar cell technologies with advanced materials - like ternary IV element mixtures (i.e. SiGeSn) and nanostructured anti-reflective coatings - are investigated. Concerning CPV modules the project focuses on both Fresnel-based and mirror-based technologies with a target efficiency of 40% under high concentrations beyond 800x. Achromatic Fresnel lenses for improved light management without secondary optics are investigated. In addition, smart, mirror-based HCPV modules are developed, which include a new mirror-based design, the integration of high efficiency, low cost DC/DC converters and an intelligent tracking sensor (PSD sensor) at module level. A profound life-cycle and environmental assessment and the development of adapted characterization methods of new multi-junction cells and HCPV modules complete the work plan of CPVMatch.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020640873CPVMatchFRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.VConcentrating Photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies

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Item ID: 43282
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/43282/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:43282
DOI: 10.1063/1.4962092
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4962092
Deposited by: Prof. Gabriel Sala
Deposited on: 17 Oct 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 17:07
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