"METHOD": a tool for mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical characterization of single lens module design

Besson, Pierre and Domínguez Domínguez, César and Voarino, Philippe and García-Linares Fontes, Pablo and Weick, Clement and Lemiti, Mustapha and Baudrit, Mathieu (2015). "METHOD": a tool for mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical characterization of single lens module design. In: "11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems", 13/04/2015–15/04/ 2015, Aix-les-Bains, France. ISBN 978-0-7354-1326-9. pp.. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4931524.

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Title: "METHOD": a tool for mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical characterization of single lens module design
Author/s:
  • Besson, Pierre
  • Domínguez Domínguez, César
  • Voarino, Philippe
  • García-Linares Fontes, Pablo
  • Weick, Clement
  • Lemiti, Mustapha
  • Baudrit, Mathieu
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems
Event Dates: 13/04/2015–15/04/ 2015
Event Location: Aix-les-Bains, France
Title of Book: AIP Conference Proceedings
Date: 28 September 2015
ISBN: 978-0-7354-1326-9
Volume: 1679
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Solar energy; Optical materials; Electric currents; Irradiance; Optimization
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Diseño Industrial (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica Automática y Física Aplicada
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The optical characterization and electrical performance evaluation are essential in the design and optimization of a concentrator photovoltaic system. The geometry, materials, and size of concentrator optics are diverse and different environmental conditions impact their performance. CEA has developed a new concentrator photovoltaic system characterization bench, METHOD, which enables multi-physics optimization studies. The lens and cell temperatures are controlled independently with the METHOD to study their isolated effects on the electrical and optical performance of the system. These influences can be studied in terms of their effect on optical efficiency, focal distance, spectral sensitivity, electrical efficiency, or cell current matching. Furthermore, the irradiance map of a concentrator optic can be mapped to study its variations versus the focal length or the lens temperature. The present work shows this application to analyze the performance of a Fresnel lens linking temperature to optical and electrical performance.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP7296014CPV4ALLVOESTALPINE METAL FORMING GMBHNovel CPV system fit for mass production, for electricity costs beyond grid parity and for applications in B2B, industrial and residential areas

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Item ID: 45074
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/45074/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:45074
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4931524
Official URL: http://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.4931524
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 13 Mar 2017 08:38
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2017 08:38
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