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Title: Spectrum sensitivity, energy yield, and revenue prediction of PV and CPV modules

Impact on module performance of spectral irradiance variation has been determined for III-V multijunctions compared against the four most common flat-plate module types (cadmium telluride, multicrystalline silicon, copper indium gallium selenide, and monocrystalline silicon. Hour-by-hour representative spectra were generated using atmospheric variables for Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Convolution with published values for external quantum efficiency gave the predicted current output. When combined with specifications of commercial PV modules, energy yield and revenue were predicted. This approach provides a means for optimizing PV module design based on various site-specific temporal variables.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. U.S. Department of Energy, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, Washington, DC 20024 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489005
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1679; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: CPV-11: 11. international conference on conventrator photovoltaictaic systems, Aix-les-Bains (France), 13-15 Apr 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CADMIUM; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COPPER COMPOUNDS; DESIGN; ENERGY YIELD; GALLIUM SELENIDES; IRIDIUM COMPOUNDS; NEW MEXICO; OPTIMIZATION; PHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION; POLYCRYSTALS; QUANTUM EFFICIENCY; RADIANT FLUX DENSITY; SENSITIVITY; SILICON; TELLURIDES