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HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATING PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE DESIGNS FOR UTILITY SCALE POWER GENERATION
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Electronic circuits,
  • Electronic devices
Information
Abstract
The Boeing Company Phantom Works has developed three different prototype photovoltaic concentrator arrays since March 2007. Identified as Prototype A, B and C, the experimentally proven technical characteristics of each design are presented. The concentrator designs utilize a 1 cm2 multi-junction solar cell assembly in conjunction with SMS non-imaging optical designs [1, 2] manufactured with low-cost mass-producible technologies. Prototype A is an on-axis XR optical concentrator with a 733x geometrical concentration demonstrating a ± 1.73° acceptance angle and 23.7% conversion efficiency. Prototype B is an off-axis free-form XR optical concentrator with a 810x geometrical concentration demonstrating a ± 1.32° acceptance angle and 25.3% conversion efficiency. Prototype C is the most recent off-axis free-form XR optical concentrator with a 801x geometrical concentration and a theoretical ±1.80° acceptance angle demonstrating a conversion efficiency greater than 27.0%. Prototype C is also the basis for the Boeing Proof of Design (POD) module, demonstrating an acceptance angle of ±1.48° and a conversion efficiency of 29.4% (as of May 8, 2009). Manufacturability has been paramount during the design process, resulting in high performance concentrating photovoltaic modules using production quality components.
International
Si
Congress
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications IV
960
Place
San Diego, California USA
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0277-786x
10.1117/12.827789
Start Date
03/08/2009
End Date
03/08/2009
From page
1
To page
6
Proceddings of SPIE
Participants
  • Autor: Pablo Benitez Gimenez (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Carlos Miñano Dominguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Aleksandra Cvetkovic . (UPM)
  • Autor: Maikel Hernández Sanz (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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