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MODELLING REAL SOLAR THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS FOR LOSS ANALYSIS AND EFFICIENCY PREDICTION
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Electronics engineering
Information
Abstract
A model of a Solar Thermophotovoltaic (STPV) system, based on an analytical ray tracing calculations, is used for predicting the performance of realistic STPV systems. It is shown the effect over the whole system performance of modifying the properties of some components and also the geometric configuration of the system. Furthermore, a loss analysis is presented for one of these configurations. We demonstrate that an efficiency greater than 10% is practically achievable with a relatively simple system configuration. This efficiency is achievable by the use of some already available components (anti-reflecting coated cylindrical tungsten emitters and back-reflector germanium PV cells) that have been developed within the frame of the FULLSPECTRUM project. Efficiencies up to 16% could be obtained with such components but working with concentration factors greater than 10.000 suns.
International
Si
Congress
5th International Conference on Solar Concentrators
960
Place
Palm Desert, CA (USA)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-0-615-29119-2
Start Date
16/11/2008
End Date
19/11/2008
From page
1
To page
6
Conference Proceedings CD
Participants
  • Autor: Alejandro Datas Medina (UPM)
  • Autor: Diego Martín Martín (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos Algora Del Valle (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Semiconductores III-V
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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