Spectral impact on multijunction solar cells obtained by means of component cells of a different technology

Núñez Júdez, Rubén and Victoria Pérez, Marta and Askins, Stephen and Domínguez Domínguez, César and Herrero Martin, Rebeca and Sala Pano, Gabriel (2018). Spectral impact on multijunction solar cells obtained by means of component cells of a different technology. "IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics", v. 8 (n. 2); pp. 646-653. ISSN 2156-3381. https://doi.org/10.1109/jphotov.2017.2782561.

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Title: Spectral impact on multijunction solar cells obtained by means of component cells of a different technology
Author/s:
  • Núñez Júdez, Rubén
  • Victoria Pérez, Marta
  • Askins, Stephen
  • Domínguez Domínguez, César
  • Herrero Martin, Rebeca
  • Sala Pano, Gabriel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Date: 2018
ISSN: 2156-3381
Volume: 8
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Atmospheric measurements, Atmospheric modeling, Junctions Photoconductivity, Photovoltaic cells, Photovoltaic systems Concentrator PV, SMR, multijunction solar cells, photovoltaics, solar energy, solar spectrum, spectral analysis
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

Spectral indices can be defined to characterize how the solar spectrum affects photovoltaic devices. The use of such indices is particularly important in technologies which are highly dependent on spectral variations, such as tandem, or multijunction (MJ), solar cells. In this paper, we analyze the capability of three effective irradiance values, given by the photocurrents of the components of triple-junction solar cells, and covering different spectral bands, to define the spectrum condition. Even though these parameters will be based on a particular type of MJ solar cell, they provide enough information to accurately assess the spectral impact on other types of MJ solar cell technologies with significantly different spectral responses. Consequently, specific component cells for each MJ solar cell technology may not be necessarily needed and a reference technology could be used for all of them, providing a way for the future standardization of these devices as a mean of defining the solar spectral condition.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/MAE2780MADRID-PVMartí Vega, AntonioMateriales, dispositivos y tecnología para el desarrollo de la industria fotovoltaica
Government of SpainRTC-2015-3982-3ISCOGENUnspecifiedDesarrollo de Instrumentación y Sistemas de control para fabricantes de dispositivos fotovoltaicos y operadores de plantas de generación.
Horizon 2020640873CPVMatchFRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.Concentrating Photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies

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Item ID: 49883
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/49883/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:49883
DOI: 10.1109/jphotov.2017.2782561
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=8263172
Deposited by: Prof. Gabriel Sala
Deposited on: 21 Mar 2018 11:59
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 07:32
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