Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
DEMONSTRATION OF HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCENTRATING PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE DESIGNS FOR UTILITY SCALE POWER GENERATION
Year:2008

Research Areas
  • Electronics engineering

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% (as of 10/01/2008). Manufacturability has been paramount during the design process, resulting in high performance concentrating photovoltaic modules using production quality components.
International
Si
Congress
International Conference on Solar Concentrators for the Generation of Electricity ICSC-5
960
Place
Palm Desert, California, USA
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0277-786X
Start Date
16/11/2008
End Date
19/11/2008
From page
0
To page
9
International Conference on Solar Concentrators for the Generation of Electricity ICSC-5
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería Óptica
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Domótica Integral, CEDINT