Modeling and experimental evaluation of passive heat sinks for miniature high-flux photovoltaic concentrators

Jian Sun, T Agami Reddy, Jeffrey M. Gordon, Tomer Israeli, Kevin Scoles, Daniel Feuermann

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Abstract

A 1-D axisymmetric model for predicting the thermal and electrical performance of miniature high-flux photovoltaic concentrators was proposed. A CFD model was developed for model-validation and experimental measurements were performed with a real sun solar simulator. It was found that the miniaturization of the solar cell module permitted passive heat rejection. It was shown that both the modeling approaches predicted heat sink temperatures within experimental uncertainty of a couple of degrees.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Solar Energy Conference
Pages431-440
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 International Solar Energy Conference - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jul 11 2004Jul 14 2004

Other

Other2004 International Solar Energy Conference
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, OR
Period7/11/047/14/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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