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Title: Thermophotovoltaic energy generation

Abstract

Inventive systems and methods for the generation of energy using thermophotovoltaic cells are described. Also described are systems and methods for selectively emitting electromagnetic radiation from an emitter for use in thermophotovoltaic energy generation systems. In at least some of the inventive energy generation systems and methods, a voltage applied to the thermophotovoltaic cell (e.g., to enhance the power produced by the cell) can be adjusted to enhance system performance. Certain embodiments of the systems and methods described herein can be used to generate energy relatively efficiently.

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Research Org.:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1212398
Patent Number(s):
9,116,537
Application Number:
13/112,831
Assignee:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001299
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 May 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Celanovic, Ivan, Chan, Walker, Bermel, Peter, Yeng, Adrian Y. X., Marton, Christopher, Ghebrebrhan, Michael, Araghchini, Mohammad, Jensen, Klavs F., Soljacic, Marin, Joannopoulos, John D., Johnson, Steven G., Pilawa-Podgurski, Robert, and Fisher, Peter. Thermophotovoltaic energy generation. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Celanovic, Ivan, Chan, Walker, Bermel, Peter, Yeng, Adrian Y. X., Marton, Christopher, Ghebrebrhan, Michael, Araghchini, Mohammad, Jensen, Klavs F., Soljacic, Marin, Joannopoulos, John D., Johnson, Steven G., Pilawa-Podgurski, Robert, & Fisher, Peter. Thermophotovoltaic energy generation. United States.
Celanovic, Ivan, Chan, Walker, Bermel, Peter, Yeng, Adrian Y. X., Marton, Christopher, Ghebrebrhan, Michael, Araghchini, Mohammad, Jensen, Klavs F., Soljacic, Marin, Joannopoulos, John D., Johnson, Steven G., Pilawa-Podgurski, Robert, and Fisher, Peter. Tue . "Thermophotovoltaic energy generation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1212398.
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title = {Thermophotovoltaic energy generation},
author = {Celanovic, Ivan and Chan, Walker and Bermel, Peter and Yeng, Adrian Y. X. and Marton, Christopher and Ghebrebrhan, Michael and Araghchini, Mohammad and Jensen, Klavs F. and Soljacic, Marin and Joannopoulos, John D. and Johnson, Steven G. and Pilawa-Podgurski, Robert and Fisher, Peter},
abstractNote = {Inventive systems and methods for the generation of energy using thermophotovoltaic cells are described. Also described are systems and methods for selectively emitting electromagnetic radiation from an emitter for use in thermophotovoltaic energy generation systems. In at least some of the inventive energy generation systems and methods, a voltage applied to the thermophotovoltaic cell (e.g., to enhance the power produced by the cell) can be adjusted to enhance system performance. Certain embodiments of the systems and methods described herein can be used to generate energy relatively efficiently.},
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place = {United States},
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Decrease in photovoltaic power output from ripple: Simple general calculation and effect of partial shading
conference, March 2011

  • Sullivan, Charles R.; Awerbuch, Jonathan; Latham, Alexander M.
  • 2011 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC 2011, 2011 Twenty-Sixth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
  • DOI: 10.1109/APEC.2011.5744864

Design and Fabrication of Low-Loss Toroidal Air-Core Inductors
conference, June 2007

  • Sullivan, Charles R.; Li, Weidong; Prabhakaran, Satish
  • 2007 IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference
  • DOI: 10.1109/PESC.2007.4342265

Physically-based distributed models for multi-layer ceramic capacitors
conference, January 2003

  • Sullivan, C. R.
  • Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging, Electrical Performance of Electrical Packaging (IEEE Cat. No. 03TH8710)
  • DOI: 10.1109/EPEP.2003.1250028

Thin-Film Inductor Designs and Materials for High-Current Low-Voltage Power
journal, January 2003

  • Sullivan, Charles R.; Prabhakaran, Satish; Dhagat, Parul
  • Transactions of the Magnetics Society of Japan, Vol. 3, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.3379/tmjpn2001.3.126

Perpendicular anisotropy in granular Co–Zr–O films
journal, May 2005

  • Sun, Yuqin; Li, Weidong; Dhagat, Parul
  • Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 97, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.1851711

Soft Magnetic Properties of Obliquely Deposited Co–Zr–O Films
journal, December 2007


Design Method and Material Technologies for Passives in Printed Circuit Board Embedded Circuits
journal, May 2005

  • Waffenschmidt, E.; Ackermann, B.; Ferreira, J. A.
  • IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 20, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1109/TPEL.2005.846530

Cascaded DC–DC Converter Connection of Photovoltaic Modules
journal, July 2004


Measuring the Effect of Cell Mismatch on Module Output
conference, May 2006

  • Wilson, Karen; Ceuster, Denis; Sinton, Ronald
  • 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conference
  • DOI: 10.1109/WCPEC.2006.279605

A Single Cell Maximum Power Point Tracking Converter without a Current Sensor for High Performance Vehicle Solar Arrays
conference, January 2005


Partial shadowing of photovoltaic arrays with different system configurations: literature review and field test results
journal, March 2003


DSP-based multiple peak power tracking for expandable power system
conference, January 2003

  • Wenkai Wu, ; Pongratananukul, N.
  • 18th Annual Applied Power Electronics Conference - APEC 2003, Eighteenth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, 2003. APEC '03.
  • DOI: 10.1109/APEC.2003.1179263

A modified adaptive hill climbing MPPT method for photovoltaic power systems
conference, January 2004

  • Weidong Xiao, ; Dunford, W. G.
  • 2004 IEEE 35th Annual Power Electronics Specialists Conference (IEEE Cat. No.04CH37551)
  • DOI: 10.1109/PESC.2004.1355417

11-Level cascaded H-bridge grid-tied inverter interface with solar panels
conference, February 2010

  • Filho, Faete; Cao, Yue; Tolbert, Leon M.
  • 2010 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition - APEC 2010, 2010 Twenty-Fifth Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
  • DOI: 10.1109/APEC.2010.5433387

Photovoltaic converter module configurations for maximum power point operation
conference, February 2010


Control of a cascaded H-bridge multilevel converter for grid connection of photovoltaic systems
conference, November 2009

  • Kouro, Samir; Wu, Bin; Moya, Alvaro
  • IECON 2009 - 35th Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics (IECON 2009), 2009 35th Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics
  • DOI: 10.1109/IECON.2009.5415332