Electrical Rating of Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Systems: Long-Term Performance Analysis and Comparison to Conventional PV Systems

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/602278
Title:
Electrical Rating of Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Systems: Long-Term Performance Analysis and Comparison to Conventional PV Systems
Authors:
Burhan, Muhammad; Chua, Kian Jon Ernest; Ng, Kim Choon ( 0000-0003-3930-4127 )
Abstract:
The dynamic nature of meteorological data and the commercial availability of diverse photovoltaic systems, ranging from single-junction silicon-based PV panels to concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems utilizing multi-junction solar cells and a two-axis solar tracker, demand a simple but accurate methodology for energy planners and PV system designers to understand the economic feasibility of photovoltaic or renewable energy systems. In this paper, an electrical rating methodology is proposed that provides a common playing field for planners, consumers and PV manufacturers to evaluate the long-term performance of photovoltaic systems, as long-term electricity rating is deemed to be a quick and accurate method to evaluate economic viability and determine plant sizes and photovoltaic system power production. A long-term performance analysis based on monthly and electrical ratings (in kWh/m2/year) of two developed CPV prototypes, the Cassegrain mini dish and Fresnel lens CPVs with triple-junction solar cells operating under the meteorological conditions of Singapore, is presented in this paper. Performances are compared to other conventional photovoltaic systems.
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Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Citation:
Electrical Rating of Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Systems: Long-Term Performance Analysis and Comparison to Conventional PV Systems 2016, 7 (2):189 International Journal of Technology
Publisher:
International Journal of Technology
Journal:
International Journal of Technology
Issue Date:
29-Feb-2016
DOI:
10.14716/ijtech.v7i2.2983
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2087-2100; 2086-9614
Additional Links:
http://www.ijtech.eng.ui.ac.id/index.php/journal/article/view/2983
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Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)

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dc.contributor.authorBurhan, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorChua, Kian Jon Ernesten
dc.contributor.authorNg, Kim Choonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-20T13:54:30Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-20T13:54:30Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02-29en
dc.identifier.citationElectrical Rating of Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Systems: Long-Term Performance Analysis and Comparison to Conventional PV Systems 2016, 7 (2):189 International Journal of Technologyen
dc.identifier.issn2087-2100en
dc.identifier.issn2086-9614en
dc.identifier.doi10.14716/ijtech.v7i2.2983en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/602278en
dc.description.abstractThe dynamic nature of meteorological data and the commercial availability of diverse photovoltaic systems, ranging from single-junction silicon-based PV panels to concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems utilizing multi-junction solar cells and a two-axis solar tracker, demand a simple but accurate methodology for energy planners and PV system designers to understand the economic feasibility of photovoltaic or renewable energy systems. In this paper, an electrical rating methodology is proposed that provides a common playing field for planners, consumers and PV manufacturers to evaluate the long-term performance of photovoltaic systems, as long-term electricity rating is deemed to be a quick and accurate method to evaluate economic viability and determine plant sizes and photovoltaic system power production. A long-term performance analysis based on monthly and electrical ratings (in kWh/m2/year) of two developed CPV prototypes, the Cassegrain mini dish and Fresnel lens CPVs with triple-junction solar cells operating under the meteorological conditions of Singapore, is presented in this paper. Performances are compared to other conventional photovoltaic systems.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Technologyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ijtech.eng.ui.ac.id/index.php/journal/article/view/2983en
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dc.subjectCPVen
dc.subjectElectrical ratingen
dc.subjectLong-term performanceen
dc.subjectMJCen
dc.subjectSolar trackeren
dc.titleElectrical Rating of Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Systems: Long-Term Performance Analysis and Comparison to Conventional PV Systemsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Technologyen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, Block EA, #07-08, 9 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117575en
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
kaust.authorNg, Kim Choonen
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