Mallick, T, Eames, PC, Hyde, T and Norton, B (2004) Experimental characterisation of an asymmetric compound parabolic photovoltaic concentrator designed for building integration in the UK. International Journal of Ambient Energy, 25 (2). pp. 85-96. [Journal article]
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A novel non-imaging asymmetric compound parabolic photovoltaic concentrator (ACPPVC) has been designed, constructed and experimentally characterised at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland (54°36'N, 5°37'W). Different numbers of PV strings connected in series were experimentally characterised under outdoor conditions both with and without concentrators. Transient I-V curves for each set of parameter data points were determined and the maximum power generation, fill factor and efficiency of the system calculated for each individual I-V curve. The experiments showed that the use of an ACPPVC increased the maximum power point by 62% (i.e. the power by a factor of 1.62) when compared with a similar non-concentrating PV panel of identical cell area.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment|
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Built Environment Research Institute|
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
|Deposited By:||Dr Trevor Hyde|
|Deposited On:||29 Mar 2010 09:32|
|Last Modified:||29 Mar 2010 09:32|
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