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Reliability of commercial triple junction concentrator solar cells under real climatic conditions and its influence on electricity cost
Año:2017
Áreas de investigación
  • Células solares
Datos
Descripción
This paper proposes a methodology for assessing the concentrator solar cell reliability in a real application for a given location provided the results from accelerated life tests. We have applied this methodology for the evaluation of warranty times of commercial triple junction solar cells operating inside real concentrator modules in Golden (Colorado, USA), Madrid (Spain) and Tucson (Arizona, USA) for the period 2012?2015. Warranty times in Golden and Madrid, namely, 68 and 31?years, respectively, for the analysed period, indicate the robustness of commercial triple junction solar cells. Nevertheless, the warranty time of 15?years for Tucson suggests the need of improvement in the heat extraction of the solar cell within the concentrator module. Therefore, the influence of the location on the reliability of concentrator solar cells is huge, and it has no sense to supply general reliability values for a given concentrator product. The influence of these warranty times for the three locations on the levelised cost of electricity has been analysed. Cost of ?c10?12/kWh can be achieved nowadays, while after 1 GWp cumulative installed power, a dramatic reduction to levels of ?c2?3/kWh is achievable.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Progress in Photovoltaics
ISSN
1062-7995
Factor de impacto JCR
6,726
Información de impacto
Volumen
25
DOI
10.1002/pip.2902
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905
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Participantes
  • Autor: Manuel Vazquez Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: Julen Tamayo Arriola (UPM)
  • Autor: V. Orlando
  • Autor: Neftali Nuñez Mendoza (UPM)
  • Autor: Olga Alburquerque Del Hoyo (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos Algora Del Valle (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Física Aplicada
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