Monolithic Interconnected Modules (MIM) for High Irradiance Photovoltaic Energy Conversion: a Comprehensive Review

Datas Medina, Alejandro and García-Linares Fontes, Pablo (2017). Monolithic Interconnected Modules (MIM) for High Irradiance Photovoltaic Energy Conversion: a Comprehensive Review. "Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews", v. 73 ; pp. 477-495. ISSN 1364-0321. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.01.071.

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Title: Monolithic Interconnected Modules (MIM) for High Irradiance Photovoltaic Energy Conversion: a Comprehensive Review
Author/s:
  • Datas Medina, Alejandro
  • García-Linares Fontes, Pablo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Date: June 2017
Volume: 73
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
UPM's Research Group: Silicio y Nuevos Conceptos para Células Solares
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

Monolithic Interconnected Modules (MIM) are densely packed arrays of series interconnected photovoltaic (PV) cells that are manufactured on the same semiconductor substrate. This review presents the result of a prospective study whose objective is to provide an overview of the historical development and current state of the art of the MIM technology. The most outstanding works from the conception of the first MIM devices in the late 70s to the most recent ideas to date, including all relevant milestones achieved during these four decades, are reported. This review focuses on MIM devices that are designed for high-irradiance photovoltaic (HIPV) applications, such as concentrator PV (CPV), thermophotovoltaics (TPV), and laser power conversion (LPC), in which the highly dense series interconnection is particularly relevant in order to boost the output voltage without scarifying the receptor photoactive area.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainENE2013-49429-EXPEXPLORA-MARTÍAntonio Martí VegaSUPER CELULA SOLAR DE TRES TERMINALES Y HETEROUNION QUE PARECE UN TRANSISTOR PERO QUE NO LO ES

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Item ID: 44386
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/44386/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:44386
DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.01.071
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032117300734#ack0005
Deposited by: Dr. Alejandro Datas
Deposited on: 11 Jan 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 16 May 2019 10:39
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