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Photovoltaic conversion of concentrated sunlight

by V. M. Andreev

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Published by John Wiley in Chichester, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Solar collectors.,
  • Photoelectricity.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementV.M. Andreev, V.A. Grilikhes, V.D. Rumyantsev.
    ContributionsGrilikhes, V. A., Rumi͡a︡nt͡s︡ev, V. D.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTJ812 .A513 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 294 p. :
    Number of Pages294
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL658559M
    ISBN 100471967653
    LC Control Number97003769

      Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Commercial concentrated solar power plants were first developed. The following chapters examine basic principles underlying the design and operation of solar energy conversion systems such as shown in Figure and This includes collection of solar energy, either by a thermal or photovoltaic process, and integration with energy storage and thermal-to-electric energy conversion to meet a predefined load.

    The ability to convert more of the sun’s power into electricity is at the heart of CPV’s competitive advantage. While even the best PV cells have maximized their efficiency at 25%, multi-junction solar cells currently reach efficiencies over 39%. Photovoltaic (PV) systems, which convert sunlight directly to electricity by means of PV cells made of semiconductor materials. Concentrating solar power (CSP) systems, which concentrate the sun's energy using reflective devices such as troughs or mirror panels to produce heat that is then used to generate electricity.

    This paper describes a development program which uses sunlight concentration techniques to effect an immediate reduction in cost-per-unit-power for photovoltaic systems in which solar cell cost dominates the total system cost. Current examples of concentrator solar cell technologies are single crystal silicon and gallium by: 5.   The solar thermal system differs from solar photovoltaic in that the solar thermal power generation works through the concentration of sunlight to produce heat. The heat, in turn, drives a heat engine which turns a generator to make electrical energy. The energy is suitable for use in industries, commercial and residential sectors. Solar.


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In fact, photovoltaic conversion of concentrated sunlight insures an efficient and cost-effective sustainable power resource. This book gives an overview of all components, e.g. cells, concentrators, modules and systems, for systems of concentrator photovoltaics. Photovoltaic conversion is a process for the direct conversion of sunlight into electricity.

This book is a survey of recent achievements in solar concentration techniques for photovoltaic electricity generation. The irradiance distribution on a concentration photovoltaic cell that produces maximum conversion efficiency has been found with the tools of Variational Calculus.

The analysis is two dimensional and can be applied to a comb-like double busbar solar cell illuminated by a line-focus concentrator. The optimum distribution is, in general, nonuniform, and depends on the internal parameters of the Cited by: Photovoltaic Effect Solar photovoltaic energy conversion: Converting sunlight directly into electricity.

When light is absorbed by matter, photons are given up to excite electrons to higher energy states within the material (the energy differencebetween the initial and final states is given by hν).

Particularly, this occurs when the energyFile Size: 2MB. Solar Energy, with a focus on photovoltaics, which is the technology that allows to convert energy transported in light directly into electrical energy.

The Organisation of this book is roughly linked to the three lectures on photovoltaics (PV), that are given at the Faculty for Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Com. of photovoltaics, students interestedinPV scienceandtechnology, andend users who require a greater understanding of theory to supplement their applications.

The book is effectively sectionedinto two mainblocks: Chapters cover the basic elements of photovoltaics-theindividual electricity.

Recent achievements in sunlight concentration techniques have increased the potential of solar power as a viable source of renewable energy. Through its critical analysis of current methods, Photovoltaic Conversion of Concentrated Sunlight provides a comprehensive treatment of the issues involved in the creation of an efficient and cost--effective sustainable power resource.

The authors. The system consists of seven concentrating module units, so-called MegaModules, mounted on a two-axis ht is concentrated onto focal spots at a ratio of This system uses multi-junction GaInP/GaInAs/Ge cells grown on a germanium substrate rated at 37% efficiency under the test conditions of 50W/cm 2, 25 C, and AM an aperture area of m 2, the capacity of this unit.

We have now added Chapters 3 and 4 covering all of the sun-collector angles necessary for solar calculations (8/02). Added Chapter 2 - The Sun's Energy This is an entirely updated version of Chapter 4 from Solar Energy Fundamentals and Design.

Cite this chapter as: Leutz R., Suzuki A. () Concentrated Sunlight and Photovoltaic Conversion. In: Nonimaging Fresnel Lenses. Springer Series in OPTICAL SCIENCES, vol Author: Ralf Leutz, Akio Suzuki. Another alternative, still in the exploration stage, is a hybrid of two conversion schemes: A concentrated solar beam is split into its visible portion for efficient photovoltaic conversion and its high-energy portion for conversion to heat that is converted to electricity through a heat engine.

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Current examples of concentrator solar cell technologies are single crystal silicon and gallium arsenide. Implementation of cost reductions by the use of sunlight Cited by: 5.

What are concentrating photovoltaics. One of the ways to increase the output from the photovoltaic systems is to supply concentrated light onto the PV cells. This can be done by using optical light collectors, such as lenses or mirrors.

The PV systems that use concentrated light are called concentrating photovoltaics (CPV). The combination of solar power towers with high-temperature cycles permits to increase in the global efficiency in the conversion of solar radiation to electricity with respect to concentrated solar power (CSP) plants based on the sub-critical Rankine cycle and could result in levelized cost of energy (LCOE) reduction, as far as the increase in.

Photovoltaic energy is the conversion of sunlight into electricity. A photovoltaic cell, commonly called a solar cell or PV, is the technology used to convert solar energy directly into electrical power.

A photovoltaic cell is a nonmechanical device usually made from silicon alloys. Sunlight is composed of photons, or particles of solar energy. ing on concentrating solar energy because it's one of the world's best areas for sun-light.

The Southwest receives up to twice the sunlight as other regions in the coun-try. This abundance of solar energy makes concentrating solar power plants an attrac-tive alternative to traditional power plants, which burn polluting fossil fuels such as oil.

What is Photovoltaics? Photovoltaics is the direct conversion of light into electricity at the atomic level. Some materials exhibit a property known as the photoelectric effect that causes them to absorb photons of light and release electrons.

When these free electrons are captured, an electric current results that can be used as electricity. Unlike photovoltaic solar panels, which absorb sunlight and directly convert it into electricity, concentrating solar power (CSP) systems reflect sunlight from a .José J.C.S.

Santos, Marcelo A. Barone, in Advances in Renewable Energies and Power Technologies, 1 Introduction. Concentrating solar power (CSP) is the power generated in solar power systems that use solar concentrators to convert solar energy into heat and then the produced heat is converted into power.

CSP systems use very different technology than photovoltaic (PV) systems.