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Progress In FK Concentrators
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
bstract. The FK concentrator was first presented in 2008. Since then, various CPV companies have adopted this technology as base for their future commercial product. The key for this rapid penetration is a mixture of simplicity (the FK is essentially a Fresnel lens concentrator, a technology that dominates the market) and excellent performance: high concentration without giving up large manufacturing/aiming tolerances, enabling high efficiency even at the array level. All these features together have a great potential to lower energy costs. This work shows recent results and progress regarding this device, covering new design features, measurements and tests along with first performance achievements at the array level (pilot 6.5Kwp plant). The work also discusses the potential impact of the FK enhanced performance on the Levelized Cost Of Electricity (LCOE).
International
Si
Congress
7 International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems
960
Place
Las Vegas - USA
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-0-7354-0979-8
Start Date
04/04/2011
End Date
06/04/2011
From page
270
To page
273
Progress In FK Concentrators
Participants
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Miñano Dominguez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería Óptica
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Domótica Integral, CEDINT
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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