Towards commercialization of concentrator multijunction photovoltaic modules

G. S. Kinsey, R. A. Sherif, P. Pien, P. Hebert, R. R. King, D. Aldrich

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Abstract

Concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) modules occupy the middle ground between conventional, flat-plate photovoltaics and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. CPV promises to deliver the best of both worlds: the highest efficiency of any photovoltaic system combined with the higher capacity factor and scale-up potential of dual-axis tracking systems characteristic of CSP power towers. Having demonstrated cell efficiencies over 40%, the CPV industry has now embarked on an aggressive program to demonstrate cost-effective, highly-reliable CPV modules in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: May 11 2008May 16 2008

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

Other33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period5/11/085/16/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Kinsey, G. S., Sherif, R. A., Pien, P., Hebert, P., King, R. R., & Aldrich, D. (2008). Towards commercialization of concentrator multijunction photovoltaic modules. In 33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2008 [4922749] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2008.4922749