Assessment of the energy yield gain in high CPV systems using graphene-enhanced III-V multijunction solar cells

Rey-Stolle Prado, Ignacio and Barrutia Poncela, Laura and García Vara, Iván and Algora del Valle, Carlos (2019). Assessment of the energy yield gain in high CPV systems using graphene-enhanced III-V multijunction solar cells. In: "15th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-15)", 25/03/2019 - 27/03/2019, Fez (Marruecos). ISBN 978-0-7354-1894-3. pp.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5124173.

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Title: Assessment of the energy yield gain in high CPV systems using graphene-enhanced III-V multijunction solar cells
Author/s:
  • Rey-Stolle Prado, Ignacio
  • Barrutia Poncela, Laura
  • García Vara, Iván
  • Algora del Valle, Carlos
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 15th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-15)
Event Dates: 25/03/2019 - 27/03/2019
Event Location: Fez (Marruecos)
Title of Book: Proceedings of 15th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-15)
Date: 26 August 2019
ISBN: 978-0-7354-1894-3
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

It was recently shown that the use of graphene as a transparent electrode deposited between the antireflection coating and the front grid of a solar cell can help mitigate resistive losses. Graphene-enhanced solar cells can be manufactured by retrofitting existing off-the-shelf multijunction solar cell designs, making its incorporation into HCPV systems transparent for the module manufacturer. This paper presents a theoretical evaluation of yearly energy yield gains in HCPV systems equipped with graphene-enhanced solar cells as compared with the same system using conventional triple-junction solar cells. These calculations show that the energy production gain when using graphene-enhanced modules may exceed 6% in reasonable locations for CPV (Fes, Madrid, Nicosia) and clearly exceed 7% in a good location such as Phoenix, whereas graphene integration cost would increase the €/Wp merit figure in 2-3%.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTEC2015-66722-RTAILLONUnspecifiedCélulas Tandem III-V/SI: hacia una tecnología fotovoltaica de panel plano con células multiunión
Government of SpainTEC2017-83447-PNIRVANAUnspecifiedNitruros diluidos crecidos por MOVPE con propiedades fotovoltaicas mejoradas para células solares multiunión de alta eficiencia
Government of SpainPCIN-2015-246ALCHEMIUnspecifiedMódulo optoelectrónico HCPV para operación a 1000 soles con alta eficiencia y bajo coste
Madrid Regional GovernmentP2018/EMT-4308MADRID-PV2UnspecifiedMateriales, Dispositivos y Tecnologías para el Desarrollo de la Industria Fotovoltaica
Government of SpainRYC-2014-15621UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 65110
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/65110/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:65110
DOI: 10.1063/1.5124173
Official URL: https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.5124173
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 19 Apr 2021 14:25
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2021 14:25
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