IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Optimizing defocus to increase efficiency in concentrator photovoltaic modules

2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Author(s): Brent A. Wacaser ; Abdulaziz Alyahya ; Peter D. Kirchner ; Abdullah Alowais ; Yves Martin ; Mohammad Halawani ; Robert L. Sandstrom ; Nunilo N. Eugenio ; Mazzen Aljuwaied ; Alhassan Badahdah ; Theodore G. VanKessel ; Hussam Khonkar
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 June 2015
Conference Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
Conference Date: 14 June 2015
Page(s): 1 - 6
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-4799-7944-8
ISBN (DVD): 978-1-4799-7943-1
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2015.7355758
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We describe a process for increasing power efficiency of concentrator photovoltaic systems by optimizing the lens-to-cell spacing. We find that there is an optimum defocus position with improved... View More

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