Observatorio de I+D+i UPM

Memorias de investigación
New trends in Photovoltaic economy and development of a different technological spectral approach in Concentrator Photovoltaics
Research Areas
  • Engineering
The photovoltaic energy based on Silicon has a technological maturity as a result of years of experience, but nowadays there is an inflection point regarding the continuity of its development which is related to its proximity to the maximum theoretic efficiency. Therefore new approaches and applications are necessary. The new approaches are focused on the self-consumption concept, where the enduser turns into an electricity producer. Despite the feasibility of the grid-parity in Spain, a new economic calculus methodology is proposed based on the consumption profiles and the electricity tariffs, where cases of non-profitability will be detected. Regarding the technological alternatives, the Concentrated Photovoltaic appears. One of the research lines falls on the further study of the sensitivity and limitation of the high-efficiency solar cells regarding the solar spectrum. The technological contribution in this thesis is the development of an experimental setup capable of measuring the Iimiting subcell in these multijunctions devices
Mark Rating
Sobresaliente cum laude
  • Director: Juan Carlos Miñano Dominguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Emilio Muñoz (Cerón)
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
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)