Analysis of energy production of Spectrolab multijunction solar cells in field conditions

R. K. Jones, Richard King, C. M. Fetzer, J. H. Ermer, K. M. Edmondson, P. Hebert

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Abstract

Multijunction solar cells used in concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems deliver solar power at low cost in high DNI climates where the solar resource is greatest. Because the cells subdivide the solar spectrum and are used with optical systems of varying spectral response, careful evaluation and optimization of cell performance under real field conditions is important. This paper presents modeled performance of the latest generation Spectrolab cells in systems with PMMA and silicone-on-glass optics, using a simple cell temperature model, TMY3 data, and the SMARTS spectral irradiance model. Results show that the improved efficiency of C4P5 cells compared to the lattice-matched C3P5 cells is more pronounced in systems with PMMA optics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Pages2065-2070
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2012Jun 8 2012

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Other38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period6/3/126/8/12

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Optics
Optical systems
Silicones
Solar energy
Glass
Costs
Temperature
Multi-junction solar cells

Keywords

  • energy harvesting
  • photovoltaic cells
  • photovoltaic systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Jones, R. K., King, R., Fetzer, C. M., Ermer, J. H., Edmondson, K. M., & Hebert, P. (2012). Analysis of energy production of Spectrolab multijunction solar cells in field conditions. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 2065-2070). [6318005] https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6318005

Analysis of energy production of Spectrolab multijunction solar cells in field conditions. / Jones, R. K.; King, Richard; Fetzer, C. M.; Ermer, J. H.; Edmondson, K. M.; Hebert, P.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2012. p. 2065-2070 6318005.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jones, RK, King, R, Fetzer, CM, Ermer, JH, Edmondson, KM & Hebert, P 2012, Analysis of energy production of Spectrolab multijunction solar cells in field conditions. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 6318005, pp. 2065-2070, 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012, Austin, TX, United States, 6/3/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6318005
Jones RK, King R, Fetzer CM, Ermer JH, Edmondson KM, Hebert P. Analysis of energy production of Spectrolab multijunction solar cells in field conditions. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2012. p. 2065-2070. 6318005 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6318005
Jones, R. K. ; King, Richard ; Fetzer, C. M. ; Ermer, J. H. ; Edmondson, K. M. ; Hebert, P. / Analysis of energy production of Spectrolab multijunction solar cells in field conditions. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2012. pp. 2065-2070
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