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"METHOD": A Tool for Mechanical, Electrical, Thermal, and Optical Characterization of Single Lens Module Design
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Automatization and instrumentation,
  • Electric engineering,
  • Photovoltaic generation
Information
Abstract
The optical characterization and electrical performance evaluation are essential in the design and optimization of a concentrator photovoltaic system. The geometry, materials, and size of concentrator optics are diverse and different environmental conditions impact their performance. CEA has developed a new concentrator photovoltaic system characterization bench, METHOD, which enables multi-physics optimization studies. The lens and cell temperatures are controlled independently with the METHOD to study their isolated effects on the electrical and optical performance of the system. These influences can be studied in terms of their effect on optical efficiency, focal distance, spectral sensitivity, electrical efficiency, or cell current matching. Furthermore, the irradiance map of a concentrator optic can be mapped to study its variations versus the focal length or the lens temperature. The present work shows this application to analyze the performance of a Fresnel lens linking temperature to optical and electrical performance.
International
Si
Congress
11th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems
960
Place
Aix-les-Bains
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-0-7354-1326-9
10.1063/1.4931524
Start Date
13/04/2015
End Date
15/04/2015
From page
50003
To page
50003
AIP Conference Proceedings 1679
Participants
  • Autor: Pierre Besson (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives)
  • Autor: Cesar Dominguez Dominguez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica Automática y Física Aplicada
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