Concentrator Photovoltaics (Springer Series in Optical by Antonio L. Luque

By Antonio L. Luque

Photovoltaic solar-energy conversion is likely one of the so much promising applied sciences for producing renewable strength, and conversion of centred solar may end up in lowered rate for sunlight electrical energy. in reality, photovoltaic conversion of centred sun insures a good and low-budget sustainable strength source. This ebook provides an outline of all elements, e.g. cells, concentrators, modules and structures, for platforms of concentrator photovoltaics. The authors document on major effects on the topic of layout, know-how, and functions, and likewise hide the basic physics and marketplace issues. particular contributions comprise: thought and perform of sun concentrators; an outline of concentrator PV actions; an outline of concentrator sun cells; layout and know-how of modules and structures; production features; and a industry examine.

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Cervantes, G. Quéméré. A sun tracking error monitor for photovoltaic concentrators. Proc 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, Hawaii, 2006 41. I. Luque-Heredia, G. H. Magalhães, L. Hermanns, A. Fraile de Lerma, A. Luque. Modelling structural flexure effects in CPV sun trackers. Proc 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Dresden, 2006 42. PV FAQs, Does the world have enough materials for PV to help to address climate change? DOE/GO-102005–2113, June 2005 43. N. S. gov, January 2006 44.

These were thallium sulfide photocells with a rectifying region [2]. F. Ioffe, who in 1938 submitted a programme for the use of solar photovoltaic roofs for consideration by the USSR government. A decisive event was the creation in 1954 of silicon-based photocells with a p-n junctions that were characterized by an efficiency of 6% [3]. The first practical use of silicon solar arrays took place not on the Earth, but in near-Earth space: in 1958, satellites equipped with such arrays were launched – Russian ‘Sputnik-3’ and American ‘Vanguard-1’.

DOE/GO-102005–2113, June 2005 43. N. S. gov, January 2006 44. T. Tomita. Blazing a new path to the future. I. M. D. 1 Introduction The sun is a huge, inexhaustible, absolutely safe energy source. There is a growing conviction that the power industry of the future has to be based on the large-scale use of solar energy. Reliance on the solar-powered industry must be considered not only as a sure choice but also as the only alternative for mankind as a long-term prospect. The cost of developing a new energy basis is never small.

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