Efficiency of dense-array CPVT module with front-side interconnected cells

G. Polonsky, G. Shelef, Y. Flitsanov, M. Wiesenfarth, M. Steiner, H. Helmers, A. W. Bett, A. Kribus

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Abstract

Dense array concentrating photovoltaic collectors can be used as cogeneration systems, CPV and thermal (CPVT), producing both electricity and heat, leading to high overall system efficiency. Triple-junction metamorphic III-V cells with front side interconnections were developed to minimize the spacing among the cells and maximize the active area that intercepts the concentrated radiation. Modules with front interconnected cells and active cooling were fabricated and tested outdoors in a parabolic dish under a range of temperatures. Performance of the modules and the dependence on operating temperatures are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, CPV 2013
EditorsKenji Araki, Frank Dimroth, Ignacio Anton
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages180-184
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780735411821
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event9th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, CPV 2013 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: 15 Apr 201317 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1556
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, CPV 2013
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityMiyazaki
Period15/04/1317/04/13

Keywords

  • Cogeneration
  • Concentrator photovoltaics
  • Temperature coefficient

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