Do we still care about CPV?

Marco Stefancich, Matteo Chiesa, Harry Apostoleris

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Abstract

With PV module prices low and flat-plate technology dominating the market, the solar industry has taken a hard turn away from concentrator PV systems, which has faced high cost barriers. Despite this, there may still be space for CPV products and concepts to contribute, but these advantages are best realized by aggressively rethinking the way we design PV concentrators.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationNonimaging Optics
Subtitle of host publicationEfficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIV
EditorsRoland Winston, Sarah R. Kurtz
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510612150
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventNonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIV 2017 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 6 Aug 20177 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10379
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceNonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration XIV 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period6/08/177/08/17

Keywords

  • Concentrating photovoltaics
  • energy payback time
  • multijunctions
  • spectrum splitting
  • tracking integration
  • wafer recycling

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