Characterization of the spatial distribution of irradiance and spectrum in concentrating photovoltaic systems and their effect on multi-junction solar cells

Victoria Pérez, Marta and Herrero Martin, Rebeca and Domínguez Domínguez, César and Anton Hernandez, Ignacio and Askins, Stephen and Sala Pano, Gabriel (2011). Characterization of the spatial distribution of irradiance and spectrum in concentrating photovoltaic systems and their effect on multi-junction solar cells. "Progress in photovoltaics" ; pp.. ISSN 1062-7995. https://doi.org/10.1002/pip.1183.

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Title: Characterization of the spatial distribution of irradiance and spectrum in concentrating photovoltaic systems and their effect on multi-junction solar cells
Author/s:
  • Victoria Pérez, Marta
  • Herrero Martin, Rebeca
  • Domínguez Domínguez, César
  • Anton Hernandez, Ignacio
  • Askins, Stephen
  • Sala Pano, Gabriel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Progress in photovoltaics
Date: October 2011
ISSN: 1062-7995
Subjects:
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Sistemas Electrónicos y de Control [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The irradiance and spectral distribution cast on the cell by a concentrating photovoltaic system, typically made up of a primary Fresnel lens and a secondary stage optical element, is dependent on many factors, and these distributions in turn influence the electrical performance of the cell. In this paper, the effect of spatial and spectral non-uniform irradiance distribution on multi-junction solar cell performance was analyzed using an integrated approach. Irradiance and spectral distributions were obtained by means of ray-tracing simulation and by direct imaging at a range of cell-to-lens distances. At the same positions, I¿V curves were measured and compared in order to evaluate non-uniformity effects on cell performance. The procedure was applied to three different optical systems comprised a Fresnel lens with a secondary optical element consisting of either a pyramid, a dome, or a bare cell.

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Item ID: 9627
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/9627/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:9627
DOI: 10.1002/pip.1183
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pip.1183/full
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 28 Nov 2011 08:55
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 17:58
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