Indoor characterization of a reflective type 3D LCPV system

Baig, H. et al. (2016) Indoor characterization of a reflective type 3D LCPV system. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1766, 020002. (doi: 10.1063/1.4962070)

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Low concentrating photovoltaic (LCPV) systems produces higher electrical output per unit solar cell compared to typical PV systems. The high efficiency Si solar cells can be utilized with little design and manufacturing changes for these applications. However, a key barrier towards achieving economic viability and the widespread adoption of LCPV technologies is the losses related to high operating temperature. In the present study, we evaluate the performance 3D low concentration system designed for 3.6×, using a reflective Cross compound parabolic concentrator (CCPC) and a Laser Grooved Buried Contact solar cell having an area of 50*50mm2. Results demonstrate the losses occurring due to the temperature rise of the solar cell under concentration and we analyze the potential which could be utilized for low grade heating applications.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Knox, Professor Andrew and Siviter, Dr Jonathan and Mullen, Mr Paul and Li, Dr Wenguang and Montecucco, Dr Andrea and Paul, Professor Manosh
Authors: Baig, H., Montecucco, A., Siviter, J., Li, W., Paul, M., Sweet, T., Gao, M., Mullen, P. A., Marai, E. A., Knox, A. R., and Mallick, T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Publisher:AIP Publishing
ISSN (Online):1551-7616
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
First Published:First published in AIP Conference Proceedings 1766: 020002
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
614241Scalable Solar Thermoelectrics and Photovaltaics (SUNTRAP)Andrew KnoxEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/K022156/1ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG