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

Philipps, S. P. and Baudrit, Mathieu and Hillerich, Karla and Moreau, Valentine and Parmesani, Rolando and Román, Eduardo and Sala Pano, Gabriel and Timó, Gianluca and Schineller, Bernd and Bett, Andreas W. (2016). CPVMatch - concentrating photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies. In: "32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2016)", 20/06/2016 - 24/06/2016, Munich, Germany. pp. 1393-1398.

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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, Karla
  • Moreau, Valentine
  • Parmesani, Rolando
  • Román, Eduardo
  • Sala Pano, Gabriel
  • Timó, Gianluca
  • Schineller, Bernd
  • Bett, Andreas W.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2016)
Event Dates: 20/06/2016 - 24/06/2016
Event Location: Munich, Germany
Title of Book: 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2016)
Date: 2016
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This paper presents the project Concentrating Photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies (CPVMatch), which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The aim of CPVMatch is to bring practical performance of HCPV closer to its theoretical limits with research and development in the field of III-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. 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 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 solar cells and HCPV modules complete the work plan of CPVMatch.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020EU/H2020/640873CPVMatchFRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.VConcentrating Photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies

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Item ID: 46491
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/46491/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:46491
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 06 Jun 2017 15:06
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 15:06
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