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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Characterization of the spatial distribution of irradiance and spectrum in concentrating photovoltaic systems and their effect on multi-junction solar cells
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Solar energy,
  • Solar cells,
  • Electric engineering
Information
Abstract
The irradiance and spectral distribution cast on the cell by a concentrating photovoltaic system, typically made up of a primary Fresnel lens and a secondary stage optical element, is dependent on many factors, and these distributions in turn influence the electrical performance of the cell. In this paper, the effect of spatial and spectral non-uniform irradiance distribution on multi-junction solar cell performance was analyzed using an integrated approach. Irradiance and spectral distributions were obtained by means of ray-tracing simulation and by direct imaging at a range of cell-to-lens distances. At the same positions, I¿V curves were measured and compared in order to evaluate non-uniformity effects on cell performance. The procedure was applied to three different optical systems comprised a Fresnel lens with a secondary optical element consisting of either a pyramid, a dome, or a bare cell.
International
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JCR
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Title
PROGRESS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS
ISBN
1062-7995
Impact factor JCR
4,702
Impact info
Volume
Early View
10.1002/pip.1183
Journal number
From page
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To page
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Month
OCTUBRE
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Marta Victoria Pérez (UPM)
  • Autor: Rebeca Herrero Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Cesar Dominguez Dominguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Ignacio Anton Hernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Stephen Askins . (UPM)
  • Autor: Gabriel Sala Pano (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Integración de Sistemas e Instrumentos (ISI)
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Sistemas Electrónicos y de Control
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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