Performance analysis of solar cell arrays in concentrating light intensity

Xu, Yongfeng, Li, Ming, Wang, Liuling, Lin, Wenxian, Xiang, Ming, Zhang, Xinghua, Wang, Yunfeng, and Wei, Shengxian (2009) Performance analysis of solar cell arrays in concentrating light intensity. Journal of Semiconductors, 30 (8). 084011. pp. 1-6.

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Performance of concentrating photovoltaic/thermal system is researched by experiment and simulation calculation. The results show that the I–V curve of the GaAs cell array is better than that of crystal silicon solar cell arrays and the exergy produced by 9.51% electrical efficiency of the GaAs solar cell array can reach 68.93% of the photovoltaic/thermal system. So improving the efficiency of solar cell arrays can introduce more exergy and the system value can be upgraded. At the same time, affecting factors of solar cell arrays such as series resistance, temperature and solar irradiance also have been analyzed. The output performance of a solar cell array with lower series resistance is better and the working temperature has a negative impact on the voltage in concentrating light intensity. The output power has a –20 W/V coefficient and so cooling fluid must be used. Both heat energy and electrical power are then obtained with a solar trough concentrating photovoltaic/thermal system.

Item ID: 38514
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1674-4926
Keywords: trough concentrating; photovoltaic/thermal system; energy efficiency; series resistance
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Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 03:35
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091505 Heat and Mass Transfer Operations @ 50%
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