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Equipment for Static Characterization of Angular Transmission and Misalignments of CPV Modules
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Solar energy,
  • Electronic instrumentation,
  • Solar cells,
  • Electric engineering
Information
Abstract
The electrical characterization of a CPV module can be carried out indoors by using an appropriate CPV solar simulator, such as the Helios 3198 developed at the IES-UPM. However, due to their limited angular acceptance, the evaluation of the angular transmission curve of a CPV module is as important as measuring its peak power. In the past, this measurement has been implemented on CPV flash solar simulators by mechanically altering the CPV module¿s angle with respect to collimated light source. However, this requires as many I-V measurements as points to be collected on the angular transmission curve, resulting in a process that is time-consuming as well as costly, due to the number of flash pulses required. Responding to this need, the IES-UPM has developed a static angular transmission measurement, with the ability to fully characterize the two-dimensional angular transmittance of a CPV module at high resolution, without the need for mechanical module rotation or flashes, and which is also able to extract the misalignment angles between the individual optical units, a useful metric for manufacturers in improving their assembly processes.
International
Si
Congress
7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems
960
Place
Las Vegas, Nevada, EEUU
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-0-7354-0979-8
Start Date
04/04/2011
End Date
06/04/2011
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AIP Conference Proceedings 1407
Participants
  • Autor: Rebeca Herrero Martin (UPM)
  • Autor: Cesar Dominguez Dominguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Stephen Askins . (UPM)
  • Autor: Ignacio Anton Hernandez (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: Electrónica Física
  • Departamento: Sistemas Electrónicos y de Control
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