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Title: Solar thermophotovoltaic testing and performance estimate

Abstract

Solar thermophotovoltaics (STPV) power systems have attractive attributes for both space and terrestrial applications. McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA) has been investigating STPV power systems analytically, in laboratory testing, and in on-sun testing for the past five years. This paper presents a conceptual design of a STPV system, discusses its operation, and describes the attributes with respect to terrestrial and space power applications. A description of a STPV testbed is given and a summary of the 500 hrs of on-sun testing is presented. The test data presented includes performance data for TPV cells furnished by NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) at temperatures up to 1,220 C. An estimate of the performance of a STPV system is presented which incorporates the results of the testing and analytical models.

Authors:
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  1. McDonnell Douglas, Huntington Beach, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
438644
Report Number(s):
CONF-9603117-
ISBN 0-7918-1765-2; TRN: IM9711%%104
Resource Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1996 American Society of Mechanical Engineers international solar energy conference, San Antonio, TX (United States), 31 Mar - 3 Apr 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of Solar engineering 1996; Davidson, J.H. [ed.] [Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States)]; Chavez, J. [ed.] [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)]; PB: 544 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERTERS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANTS; PERFORMANCE; DESIGN; SPACE VEHICLES; BENCH-SCALE EXPERIMENTS; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; FILL FACTORS; CURRENT DENSITY; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Citation Formats

Stone, K W, Schneider, S S, Drubka, R E, and Kusek, S M. Solar thermophotovoltaic testing and performance estimate. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Stone, K W, Schneider, S S, Drubka, R E, & Kusek, S M. Solar thermophotovoltaic testing and performance estimate. United States.
Stone, K W, Schneider, S S, Drubka, R E, and Kusek, S M. Tue . "Solar thermophotovoltaic testing and performance estimate". United States.
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abstractNote = {Solar thermophotovoltaics (STPV) power systems have attractive attributes for both space and terrestrial applications. McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA) has been investigating STPV power systems analytically, in laboratory testing, and in on-sun testing for the past five years. This paper presents a conceptual design of a STPV system, discusses its operation, and describes the attributes with respect to terrestrial and space power applications. A description of a STPV testbed is given and a summary of the 500 hrs of on-sun testing is presented. The test data presented includes performance data for TPV cells furnished by NASA Lewis Research Center (LeRC) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) at temperatures up to 1,220 C. An estimate of the performance of a STPV system is presented which incorporates the results of the testing and analytical models.},
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