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Title: Evaluation of high-concentration photovoltaic power plants

This paper describes the conceptual design, and estimated cost and performance of two high-concentration, 50 MW photovoltaic power plants. Both designs are based on a similar advanced back-contact silicon concentrator cell. The first design uses Fresnel lens/glass silo modules mounted on two-axis tracking arrays. The second design has all of the cells mounted on a central receiver on top of a single tower, with heliostats concentrating sunlight onto the receiver.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. (Bechtel Group, Inc., San Francisco, CA (United States))
  2. (Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States))
  3. (Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5086038
Report Number(s):
CONF-9104106--
Journal ID: ISSN 0097-2126; CODEN: PAPWA
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Proceedings of the American Power Conference; (United States); Journal Volume: 53; Conference: 53. annual American power conference, Chicago, IL (United States), 29 Apr - 1 May 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANTS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; BACK CONTACT SOLAR CELLS; CENTRAL RECEIVERS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; FRESNEL LENS; HELIOSTATS; SILICON; SOLAR RECEIVERS; SOLAR TRACKING SYSTEMS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; EVALUATION; LENSES; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; POWER PLANTS; SEMIMETALS; SOLAR CELL ARRAYS; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR COLLECTORS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; SOLAR TRACKING 140600* -- Solar Energy-- Photovoltaic Power Systems