A review of the promises and challenges of micro-concentrator photovoltaics

Domínguez Domínguez, César and Jost, Norman and Askins, Stephen and Victoria Pérez, Marta and Anton Hernandez, Ignacio (2017). A review of the promises and challenges of micro-concentrator photovoltaics. In: "13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-13)", 01/05/2017-03/05/2017, Ottawa, Canadá. ISBN 978-0-7354-1561-4. pp. 800031-800036. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5001441.

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Title: A review of the promises and challenges of micro-concentrator photovoltaics
Author/s:
  • Domínguez Domínguez, César
  • Jost, Norman
  • Askins, Stephen
  • Victoria Pérez, Marta
  • Anton Hernandez, Ignacio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-13)
Event Dates: 01/05/2017-03/05/2017
Event Location: Ottawa, Canadá
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-13)
Título de Revista/Publicación: AIP Conference Proceedings
Date: September 2017
ISBN: 978-0-7354-1561-4
Volume: 1881
Subjects:
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

Micro concentrator photovoltaics (micro-CPV) is an unconventional approach for developing high-efficiency low-cost PV systems. The micrifying of cells and optics brings about an increase of efficiency with respect to classical CPV, at the expense of some fundamental challenges at mass production. The large costs linked to miniaturization under conventional serial-assembly processes raise the need for the development of parallel manufacturing technologies. In return, the tiny sizes involved allows exploring unconventional optical architectures or revisiting conventional concepts that were typically discarded because of large material consumption or high bulk absorption at classical CPV sizes.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainENE2013-45299-PUnspecifiedGabriel Sala Pano - Universidad Politécnica de MadridLente de Fresnel acromática para aplicaciones fotovoltaicas de alta concentración
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/MAE2780MADRID-PVUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMateriales, dispositivos y tecnología para el desarrollo de la industria fotovoltaica

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Item ID: 50914
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50914/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50914
DOI: 10.1063/1.5001441
Official URL: https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5001441
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 May 2018 09:12
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2018 22:30
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