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Title: The influence of bandgap on TPV converter efficiency

Abstract

The paper reviews the effect of the energy bandgap of TPV converters on their conversion efficiency. Several sources are analyzed, monochromatic, narrow band (selective emitters) and broad band (blackbodies). We find that at low bandgaps, conversion efficiency falls off. The conclusion drawn should help in estimates in all cases of practical efficiencies to be used in TPV system analysis. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Applied Solar Energy Corporation, City of Industry, California 91745-1002, (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
285318
Report Number(s):
CONF-9507247-
Journal ID: APCPCS; ISSN 0094-243X; TRN: 9610M0218
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 358; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2. NREL conference on thermophotovoltaic generation of electricity, Colorado Springs, CO (United States), Jul 1995; Other Information: PBD: Feb 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERTERS; EFFICIENCY; ENERGY GAP; WAVELENGTHS; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; SPECTRAL RESPONSE; BLACKBODY RADIATION

Citation Formats

Iles, P A, Chu, C, and Linder, E. The influence of bandgap on TPV converter efficiency. United States: N. p., 1996. Web. doi:10.1063/1.49705.
Iles, P A, Chu, C, & Linder, E. The influence of bandgap on TPV converter efficiency. United States. doi:10.1063/1.49705.
Iles, P A, Chu, C, and Linder, E. Thu . "The influence of bandgap on TPV converter efficiency". United States. doi:10.1063/1.49705.
@article{osti_285318,
title = {The influence of bandgap on TPV converter efficiency},
author = {Iles, P A and Chu, C and Linder, E},
abstractNote = {The paper reviews the effect of the energy bandgap of TPV converters on their conversion efficiency. Several sources are analyzed, monochromatic, narrow band (selective emitters) and broad band (blackbodies). We find that at low bandgaps, conversion efficiency falls off. The conclusion drawn should help in estimates in all cases of practical efficiencies to be used in TPV system analysis. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}},
doi = {10.1063/1.49705},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 358,
place = {United States},
year = {1996},
month = {2}
}