FULLSPECTRUM: a new PV wave making more efficient use of the solar spectrum

Luque López, Antonio and Martí Vega, Antonio and Bett, Andreas and Andreev, Viatcheslav M. and Jaussaud, Claude and Roosmalen, J. A M. van and Alonso, Jesús and Räuber, A. and Strobl, Gerhard F.X. and Stolz, Wolfgang and Algora del Valle, Carlos and Bitnar, Bernd and Gombert, Andreas and Stanley, Colin and Wahnón Benarroch, Perla and Conesa Cegarra, José Carlos and Sark, Wilfried van and Meijerink, Andries and Klink, Gerard P. M. van and Barnham, Keith W.J. and Danz, Rudi and Meyer, Toby B. and Luque-Heredia, Ignacio and Kenny, Robert and Christofidès, Constantinos and Sala Pano, Gabriel and Benítez Giménez, Pablo (2005). FULLSPECTRUM: a new PV wave making more efficient use of the solar spectrum. "Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells", v. 87 (n. 1-4); pp. 467-479. ISSN 0927-0248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2004.07.034.

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Title: FULLSPECTRUM: a new PV wave making more efficient use of the solar spectrum
Author/s:
  • Luque López, Antonio
  • Martí Vega, Antonio
  • Bett, Andreas
  • Andreev, Viatcheslav M.
  • Jaussaud, Claude
  • Roosmalen, J. A M. van
  • Alonso, Jesús
  • Räuber, A.
  • Strobl, Gerhard F.X.
  • Stolz, Wolfgang
  • Algora del Valle, Carlos
  • Bitnar, Bernd
  • Gombert, Andreas
  • Stanley, Colin
  • Wahnón Benarroch, Perla
  • Conesa Cegarra, José Carlos
  • Sark, Wilfried van
  • Meijerink, Andries
  • Klink, Gerard P. M. van
  • Barnham, Keith W.J.
  • Danz, Rudi
  • Meyer, Toby B.
  • Luque-Heredia, Ignacio
  • Kenny, Robert
  • Christofidès, Constantinos
  • Sala Pano, Gabriel
  • Benítez Giménez, Pablo
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Date: 2005
ISSN: 0927-0248
Volume: 87
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Photovoltaic energy conversion; Third generation photovoltaics
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The project FULLSPECTRUM — an Integrated Project (IP) in the terminology of the European Commission — pursues a better exploitation of the FULL solar SPECTRUM by (1) further developing concepts already scientifically proven but not yet developed and (2) by trying to prove new ones in the search for a breakthrough in photovoltaic (PV) technology. More specific objectives are the development of: (a) III–V multijunction cells (MJC), (b) solar thermo-photovoltaic (TPV) converters, (c) intermediate band (IB) materials and cells (IBC), (d) molecular-based concepts (MBC) for full PV utilisation of the solar spectrum and (e) manufacturing technologies (MFG) for novel concepts including assembling. MJC technology towards 40% efficiency will be developed using lower cost substrates and high light concentration (up or above 1000 suns). TPV is a concept with a theoretically high efficiency limit because the entire energy of all the photons is used in the heating process and because the non-used photons can be fed back to the emitter, therefore helping in keeping it hot. In the IBC approach, sub-bandgap photons are exploited by means of an IB. Specific IB materials will be sought by direct synthesis suggested by material-band calculations and using nanotechnology in quantum dot (QD) IBCs. In the development of the MBC, topics such as the development of two-photon dye cells and the development of a static global (direct and diffuse) light concentrator by means of luminescent multicolour dyes and QDs, with the radiation confined by photonic crystals, will be particularly addressed. MFG include optoelectronic assembling techniques and coupling of light to cells with new-optic miniconcentrators.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
FP6SES6-CT-2003-502620FULLSPECTRUMUnspecifiedA new PV wave making more efficient use of the solar spectrum

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Item ID: 62063
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/62063/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:62063
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2004.07.034
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927024804003642#!
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Telecomunicación
Deposited on: 24 Mar 2020 07:33
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2020 07:33
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