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Title: Towards a flat 45%-efficient concentrator module

The so-called CCS{sup 4}FK is an ultra-flat photovoltaic system of high concentration and high efficiency, with potential to convert, ideally, the equivalent of a 45% of direct solar radiation into electricity by optimizing the usage of sun spectrum and by collecting part of the diffuse radiation, as a flat plate does. LPI has recently finished a design based on this concept and is now developing a prototype based on this technology, thanks to the support of FUNDACION REPSOL-Fondo de Emprendedores, which promotes entrepreneur projects in different areas linked to energy. This works shows some details of the actual design and preliminary potential performance expected, according to accurate spectral simulations.
Authors:
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  1. LPI, Altadena, CA, USA and Madrid (Spain)
  2. (UPM), Campus de Montegancedo, Madrid (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489017
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; CONCENTRATION RATIO; DESIGN; DIRECT SOLAR RADIATION; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRICITY; OPTIMIZATION; PERFORMANCE; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; PLATES; SOLAR CONCENTRATORS; SUN