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Title: An overview of thermophotovoltaic generation of electricity

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the developments in thermophotovoltaic (TPV) generation of electricity that have occurred relatively recently-from about 1994 to October 1998. The components considered are the semiconductor converter; the radiator; and the means of recirculating unusable, long-wavelength photons. A short account of the functions and performance of each of these components is given. Also discussed are operational systems and progress in modeling TPV systems.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
751045
Report Number(s):
NREL/CO-520-26904
TRN: AH200006%%77
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 11th International Photovoltaics Science and Engineering Conference, Sapporo (JP), 09/20/1999--09/24/1999; Other Information: PBD: 9 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERTERS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; PERFORMANCE; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; TPV; THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC; SEMICONDUCTOR CONVERTER; LONG-WAVELENGTH PHOTONS

Citation Formats

Coutts, T.J. An overview of thermophotovoltaic generation of electricity. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Coutts, T.J. An overview of thermophotovoltaic generation of electricity. United States.
Coutts, T.J. Thu . "An overview of thermophotovoltaic generation of electricity". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/751045.
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