Performance of Hybrid Micro-Concentrator Module with Integrated Planar Tracking and Diffuse Light Collection

Askins, Stephen A and Jost, Norman and Aguila, Alvaro F and Anglade, Laetitia and Nardin, Gael and Duchemin, Mathilde and Gerlich, Florian and Ackerman, Mathieu and Coulot, Laurent and Levrat, Delphine and Petri, Jacques and Faes, Antonin and Champliaud, Jonathan and Despeisse, Matthieu and Domínguez Domínguez, César and Antón Hernández, Ignacio (2019). Performance of Hybrid Micro-Concentrator Module with Integrated Planar Tracking and Diffuse Light Collection. In: "46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)", June 16-21, 2019, Chicago, Illinois.

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Title: Performance of Hybrid Micro-Concentrator Module with Integrated Planar Tracking and Diffuse Light Collection
Author/s:
  • Askins, Stephen A
  • Jost, Norman
  • Aguila, Alvaro F
  • Anglade, Laetitia
  • Nardin, Gael
  • Duchemin, Mathilde
  • Gerlich, Florian
  • Ackerman, Mathieu
  • Coulot, Laurent
  • Levrat, Delphine
  • Petri, Jacques
  • Faes, Antonin
  • Champliaud, Jonathan
  • Despeisse, Matthieu
  • Domínguez Domínguez, César
  • Antón Hernández, Ignacio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
Event Dates: June 16-21, 2019
Event Location: Chicago, Illinois
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 46th IEEE PVSC
Date: 20 July 2019
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Otro
UPM's Research Group: Integración de Sistemas e Instrumentos ISI
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

The Swiss start-up Insolight aims to be the first company to commercialize a high-efficiency III-V based low profile micro-CPV product that uses planar micro-tracking to eliminate the need for a tilting solar tracker, allowing rooftop mounting using typical flat-plate hardware, as well diffuse light capture using low cost Si solar cells which cover the area of the back plane not taken up by III-V solar cells. The IES-UPM has made an initial performance evaluation of a 0.1m2 prototype. We show that the integrated planar tracking can reach 55° AOI, show CSTC efficiency near to 30% for III-V output, and demonstrate the diffuse capture and planar tracking capability in a multi-week test campaign at our test site in Madrid.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020787289GRECOUniversidad Politécnica de MadridFostering a Next Generation of European Photovoltaic Society through Open Science

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Item ID: 57352
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/57352/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:57352
Deposited by: Mr Stephen Askins
Deposited on: 20 Nov 2019 08:12
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2019 08:13
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