1-D and 2-D Monte Carlo simulations for analysis of CPV module characteristics including the acceptance angle impacted by assembly errors

Araki, Kenji and Nagai, Hirokazu and Herrero Martin, Rebeca and Anton Hernandez, Ignacio and Sala Pano, Gabriel and Lee, Kan-Hua and Yamaguchi, Masafumi (2017). 1-D and 2-D Monte Carlo simulations for analysis of CPV module characteristics including the acceptance angle impacted by assembly errors. "Solar Energy", v. 147 ; pp. 448-454. ISSN 0038-092X. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2017.03.060.

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Title: 1-D and 2-D Monte Carlo simulations for analysis of CPV module characteristics including the acceptance angle impacted by assembly errors
Author/s:
  • Araki, Kenji
  • Nagai, Hirokazu
  • Herrero Martin, Rebeca
  • Anton Hernandez, Ignacio
  • Sala Pano, Gabriel
  • Lee, Kan-Hua
  • Yamaguchi, Masafumi
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Solar Energy
Date: May 2017
Volume: 147
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Geometrical optics; Monte Carlo methods; Optical design; Optical device fabrication
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

CPV (Concentrator photovoltaic) requires accuracy in optical alignment. Optical misalignment in the module was measured and analyzed. Such information was useful to identify assembly problems and improved module performance. 1-D and 2-D Monte Carlo simulations were developed to analyze the impact of alignment errors by assembly errors. The 1-D simulation was useful to anticipate the power output of the module, whereas 2-D was for acceptance angle. The 2-D model showed that the gap from Pmp-based acceptance angle (Pmp: Power at the maximum power point) from that of Isc-based (Isc: Short-circuit current) was a function of deviation of assembles misalignment in the module. The rough rule for the acceptable assembles misalignment is that the standard deviation of the assemble misalignment will be less than 10% of acceptance angle of the optics, whereas that of power output of the single module is 20%. This fact implies that the inspection of the acceptance angle is highly recommended in the CPV module production.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP7283798NGCPVUniversidad Politécnica de MadridA new generation of concentrator photovoltaic cells, modules and systems (FP7-ENERGY-2011-JAPAN)

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Item ID: 50813
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50813/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50813
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.03.060
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038092X17302335
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 May 2018 07:38
Last Modified: 31 May 2019 22:30
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