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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Compact, high-efficiency sunlight harvesting
Year:2012
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
A new free-form optics design method could unleash the full potential of tracking integrated solar concentrators Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems use optics to concentrate sunlight onto solar cells. By increasing the concentration of light that reaches the solar cell, CPV systems allow the area of the solar cell to be reduced. Solar cells are made of expensive semiconductor material, and CPV systems consist of inexpensive mirrors or lenses. Thus, a CPV module?consisting of the CPV system, and the cell?can be cheaper than the solar cell alone, but equally efficient. High-efficiency multi-junction solar cells can boost the conversion efficiency of CPV modules beyond 30%, but their expense means they require a high concentration of light (>400?) to be economically viable. Achieving this level of concentration normally requires dual-axis tracking of the sun?s diurnal and seasonal movements.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
SPIE Newsroom
ISBN
1818-2259
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
10.1117/2.1201211.004541
Journal number
From page
1
To page
3
Month
NOVIEMBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Fabian Duerr
  • Autor: Pablo Benitez Gimenez (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Miñano Dominguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Youri Meuret
  • Autor: Hugo Thienpont
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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