Towards industrialization of planar microtracking photovoltaic panels

Nardin, Gaël and Aguilar, Álvaro Fernando and Anglade, Laetitia and Duchemin, Mathilde and Gerlich, Florian and Ackermann, Mathieu and Coulot, Laurent and Petri, Delphine and Levrat, Jacques and Faes, Antonin and Champliaud, Jonathan and Badel, Nicolas and Brossard, Julien and Christmann, Gabriel and Despeisse, Matthieu and Askins, Stephen and Jost, Norman and Domínguez Domínguez, César and Antón Hernández, Ignacio (2019). Towards industrialization of planar microtracking photovoltaic panels. In: "15th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-15)", 25/03/2019 - 27/03/2019, Fes, Morocco. ISBN 978-0-7354-1894-3. pp.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5124185.

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Title: Towards industrialization of planar microtracking photovoltaic panels
Author/s:
  • Nardin, Gaël
  • Aguilar, Álvaro Fernando
  • Anglade, Laetitia
  • Duchemin, Mathilde
  • Gerlich, Florian
  • Ackermann, Mathieu
  • Coulot, Laurent
  • Petri, Delphine
  • Levrat, Jacques
  • Faes, Antonin
  • Champliaud, Jonathan
  • Badel, Nicolas
  • Brossard, Julien
  • Christmann, Gabriel
  • Despeisse, Matthieu
  • Askins, Stephen
  • Jost, Norman
  • Domínguez Domínguez, César
  • Antón Hernández, Ignacio
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: Fes, Morocco
Title of Book: AIP Conference Proceedings
Date: 2019
ISBN: 978-0-7354-1894-3
Volume: 2149
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Planar micro-tracking concentrator photovoltaic modules hold great promises, as they enable the combination of efficiencies greater than 30% with the form factor of conventional rooftop panels operating at fixed tilt. Over the past three years, Insolight has been developing a fixed-tilt system, combining a biconvex silicone lens array, high efficiency multi-junction cells and integrated micro-tracking. A first prototype built in 2016 was validated with a peak conversion efficiency of 36.4 %. On the path towards industrialization of the systems, we present the evolution from the first lab prototype to fully automated panels featuring several thousands cells, installed on a rooftop pilot site. Continuous operation and data logging of the outdoor installation over a year enable us to validate a simple and robust integrated micro-tracking scheme. Recent measurements showed a module efficiency of 29% at concentrated standard test conditions. Different hybrid PV-CPV architectures are under evaluation for the capture of global irradiance.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020787289GRECOUNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRIDFostering a Next Generation of European Photovoltaic Society through Open Science

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Item ID: 65254
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/65254/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:65254
DOI: 10.1063/1.5124185
Official URL: https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5124185
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Jun 2021 09:27
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2021 09:27
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