Simulation and development of a multi-leg homogeniser concentrating assembly for concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system with electrical rating analysis

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Title:
Simulation and development of a multi-leg homogeniser concentrating assembly for concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system with electrical rating analysis
Authors:
Burhan, Muhammad; Chua, Kian Jon Ernest; Ng, Kim Choon ( 0000-0003-3930-4127 )
Abstract:
Concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system utilizing multi-junction solar cells, is the main focus for current research, offering highest efficiency among all photovoltaic systems. The main aspect of CPV system is the design and performance of concentrating assembly, as it determines the performance of whole CPV system. However, the conventional design of CPV concentrating assembly dedicates one concentrator for each solar cell, in which single concentrator is capable to concentrate solar radiation onto single solar cell. This paper proposes a novel concentrating assembly for CPV system, which is designed to concentrate solar radiation onto four multi-junction solar cells with a single set of concentrators. The proposed design not only can reduce the number of concentrators and assembly efforts for CPV systems, but also achieved an acceptance angle of 1°. In this paper, the proposed multi-leg homogeniser CPV concentrating assembly is designed, developed, experimentally tested and verified through ray tracing simulation. The paper also discuss the development of mini, precise and accurate but cost effective two axis solar tracker for CPV system, which can be installed at any location even at rooftop of residential buildings, unlike conventional large scale CPV systems. Moreover, through the electrical rating analysis of the developed CPV system, its performance can be accurately estimated in any region. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Citation:
Burhan M, Chua KJE, Ng KC (2016) Simulation and development of a multi-leg homogeniser concentrating assembly for concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system with electrical rating analysis. Energy Conversion and Management 116: 58–71. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2016.02.060.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Energy Conversion and Management
Issue Date:
9-Mar-2016
DOI:
10.1016/j.enconman.2016.02.060
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0196-8904
Sponsors:
This research was supported by the International Research Scholarship of Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore.
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Articles; Environmental Science and Engineering Program; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC); Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorBurhan, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorChua, Kian Jon Ernesten
dc.contributor.authorNg, Kim Choonen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T08:30:00Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T08:30:00Z-
dc.date.issued2016-03-09en
dc.identifier.citationBurhan M, Chua KJE, Ng KC (2016) Simulation and development of a multi-leg homogeniser concentrating assembly for concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system with electrical rating analysis. Energy Conversion and Management 116: 58–71. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2016.02.060.en
dc.identifier.issn0196-8904en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enconman.2016.02.060en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621466-
dc.description.abstractConcentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system utilizing multi-junction solar cells, is the main focus for current research, offering highest efficiency among all photovoltaic systems. The main aspect of CPV system is the design and performance of concentrating assembly, as it determines the performance of whole CPV system. However, the conventional design of CPV concentrating assembly dedicates one concentrator for each solar cell, in which single concentrator is capable to concentrate solar radiation onto single solar cell. This paper proposes a novel concentrating assembly for CPV system, which is designed to concentrate solar radiation onto four multi-junction solar cells with a single set of concentrators. The proposed design not only can reduce the number of concentrators and assembly efforts for CPV systems, but also achieved an acceptance angle of 1°. In this paper, the proposed multi-leg homogeniser CPV concentrating assembly is designed, developed, experimentally tested and verified through ray tracing simulation. The paper also discuss the development of mini, precise and accurate but cost effective two axis solar tracker for CPV system, which can be installed at any location even at rooftop of residential buildings, unlike conventional large scale CPV systems. Moreover, through the electrical rating analysis of the developed CPV system, its performance can be accurately estimated in any region. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by the International Research Scholarship of Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectCPVen
dc.subjectElectrical ratingen
dc.subjectHomogeniseren
dc.subjectMJC multi-junction solar cellen
dc.subjectNovel concentratoren
dc.subjectSolar trackeren
dc.titleSimulation and development of a multi-leg homogeniser concentrating assembly for concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system with electrical rating analysisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalEnergy Conversion and Managementen
dc.contributor.institutionMechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore, Singaporeen
kaust.authorNg, Kim Choonen
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