We introduce and experimentally demonstrate a novel design for trackless LCPV modules with low-aspect ratio for compatibility with standard PV panels. This solution, named Gondola, enables a reduction of the silicon usage by up to a factor three, while keeping an aspect ratio of less than 0.3. The wide angular acceptance of the concentrator is compatible with both seasonal and daily angular sunlight excursions, removes the need for any tracking systems, and achieve more than 80% yearly-averaged optical collection efficiency with respect to standard panels. The design can be also tuned to address different orientation in the installation, without impairing the optical performance of the concentrator

New design for trackless LCPV Modules with low-aspect ratio for compatibility with standard panels

MORICHETTI, FRANCESCO;
2012-01-01

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We introduce and experimentally demonstrate a novel design for trackless LCPV modules with low-aspect ratio for compatibility with standard PV panels. This solution, named Gondola, enables a reduction of the silicon usage by up to a factor three, while keeping an aspect ratio of less than 0.3. The wide angular acceptance of the concentrator is compatible with both seasonal and daily angular sunlight excursions, removes the need for any tracking systems, and achieve more than 80% yearly-averaged optical collection efficiency with respect to standard panels. The design can be also tuned to address different orientation in the installation, without impairing the optical performance of the concentrator
Proceedings of European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU-PVSEC)
3-936338-28-0
concentrating photovoltaics; photovoltaic cells; solar energy
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