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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Wide-angle, high-concentration photovoltaics to compete with flat-plate systems
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
A novel photovoltaic concentrator enables highly uniform irradiance on a small number of efficient solar cells. The maximum electrical power of a photovoltaic (PV) energy installation depends on three factors: the available irradiance, the size of the systems collecting sunlight, and the rate at which the device transforms light into electricity (the conversion efficiency). Developers can maximize the irradiance by carefully selecting the site and orientation of the solar facility. But they can only expand their sunlight collection systems for standard flat plate PV devices by increasing the number of solar cells, at greater cost. Here, we consider the advantages of an alternative PV system that produces more energy without increasing the number of cells used (actually, reducing it), by improving the conversion rates.We also present a new device that may enhance the commercial viability of such technologies.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
SPIE Newsroom
ISBN
1818-2259
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
Journal number
From page
1
To page
3
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Rubén Mohedano (LPI)
  • Autor: Aleksandra Cvetkovic (LPI)
  • Autor: Pablo Benitez Gimenez (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Miñano Dominguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Maikel Hernández (LPI)
  • Autor: Pablo Zamora (Cedint)
  • Autor: Juan Vilaplana
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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