Concentrator photovoltaic module architectures with capabilities for capture and conversion of full global solar radiation

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622666
Title:
Concentrator photovoltaic module architectures with capabilities for capture and conversion of full global solar radiation
Authors:
Lee, Kyu Tae; Yao, Yuan; He, Junwen; Fisher, Brent; Sheng, Xing; Lumb, Matthew; Xu, Lu; Anderson, Mikayla A.; Scheiman, David; Han, Seungyong; Kang, Yongseon; Gumus, Abdurrahman; Bahabry, Rabab R.; Lee, Jung Woo; Paik, Ungyu; Bronstein, Noah D.; Alivisatos, A. Paul; Meitl, Matthew; Burroughs, Scott; Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa ( 0000-0003-3279-0441 ) ; Lee, Jeong Chul; Nuzzo, Ralph G.; Rogers, John A.
Abstract:
Emerging classes ofconcentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules reach efficiencies that are far greater than those of even the highest performance flat-plate PV technologies, with architectures that have the potential to provide the lowest cost of energy in locations with high direct normal irradiance (DNI). A disadvantage is their inability to effectively use diffuse sunlight, thereby constraining widespread geographic deployment and limiting performance even under the most favorable DNI conditions. This study introduces a module design that integrates capabilities in flat-plate PV directly with the most sophisticated CPV technologies, for capture of both direct and diffuse sunlight, thereby achieving efficiency in PV conversion of the global solar radiation. Specific examples of this scheme exploit commodity silicon (Si) cells integrated with two different CPV module designs, where they capture light that is not efficiently directed by the concentrator optics onto large-scale arrays of miniature multijunction (MJ) solar cells that use advanced III-V semiconductor technologies. In this CPV scheme (
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Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab
Citation:
Lee K-T, Yao Y, He J, Fisher B, Sheng X, et al. (2016) Concentrator photovoltaic module architectures with capabilities for capture and conversion of full global solar radiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: E8210–E8218. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1617391113.
Publisher:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
KAUST Grant Number:
GEN/1/4014-01-01
Issue Date:
6-Dec-2016
DOI:
10.1073/pnas.1617391113
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0027-8424; 1091-6490
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This work is part of the
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http://www.pnas.org/content/113/51/E8210
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Articles; Integrated Nanotechnology Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorLee, Kyu Taeen
dc.contributor.authorYao, Yuanen
dc.contributor.authorHe, Junwenen
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Brenten
dc.contributor.authorSheng, Xingen
dc.contributor.authorLumb, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorXu, Luen
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Mikayla A.en
dc.contributor.authorScheiman, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorHan, Seungyongen
dc.contributor.authorKang, Yongseonen
dc.contributor.authorGumus, Abdurrahmanen
dc.contributor.authorBahabry, Rabab R.en
dc.contributor.authorLee, Jung Wooen
dc.contributor.authorPaik, Ungyuen
dc.contributor.authorBronstein, Noah D.en
dc.contributor.authorAlivisatos, A. Paulen
dc.contributor.authorMeitl, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorBurroughs, Scotten
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Jeong Chulen
dc.contributor.authorNuzzo, Ralph G.en
dc.contributor.authorRogers, John A.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T11:52:22Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-09T11:52:22Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-06en
dc.identifier.citationLee K-T, Yao Y, He J, Fisher B, Sheng X, et al. (2016) Concentrator photovoltaic module architectures with capabilities for capture and conversion of full global solar radiation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: E8210–E8218. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1617391113.en
dc.identifier.issn0027-8424en
dc.identifier.issn1091-6490en
dc.identifier.doi10.1073/pnas.1617391113en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622666-
dc.description.abstractEmerging classes ofconcentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules reach efficiencies that are far greater than those of even the highest performance flat-plate PV technologies, with architectures that have the potential to provide the lowest cost of energy in locations with high direct normal irradiance (DNI). A disadvantage is their inability to effectively use diffuse sunlight, thereby constraining widespread geographic deployment and limiting performance even under the most favorable DNI conditions. This study introduces a module design that integrates capabilities in flat-plate PV directly with the most sophisticated CPV technologies, for capture of both direct and diffuse sunlight, thereby achieving efficiency in PV conversion of the global solar radiation. Specific examples of this scheme exploit commodity silicon (Si) cells integrated with two different CPV module designs, where they capture light that is not efficiently directed by the concentrator optics onto large-scale arrays of miniature multijunction (MJ) solar cells that use advanced III-V semiconductor technologies. In this CPV scheme (en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work is part of theen
dc.publisherProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.pnas.org/content/113/51/E8210en
dc.subjectConcentration opticsen
dc.subjectDiffuse light captureen
dc.subjectMultijunction solar cellsen
dc.subjectPhotovoltaicsen
dc.titleConcentrator photovoltaic module architectures with capabilities for capture and conversion of full global solar radiationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Nanotechnology Laben
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 61801, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionFrederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 61801, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 61801, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionSemprius, Durham, NC, 27713, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionGeorge Washington University, Washington, DC, 20037, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionUS Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, 20375, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, 133-791, South Koreaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Energy Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, 133-791, South Koreaen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionKavli Energy NanoScience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United Statesen
dc.contributor.institutionMaterials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 94720, United Statesen
kaust.authorGumus, Abdurrahmanen
kaust.authorBahabry, Rabab R.en
kaust.authorHussain, Muhammad Mustafaen
kaust.grant.numberGEN/1/4014-01-01en
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