Long-term performance potential of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625687
Title:
Long-term performance potential of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems
Authors:
Burhan, Muhammad; Shahzad, Muhammad Wakil; Ng, Kim Choon ( 0000-0003-3930-4127 )
Abstract:
Owing to the diverse photovoltaic (PV) systems’ design and technology, as well as the dynamic nature of insolation data received on the aperture surfaces, the instantaneous output from a PV system fluctuates greatly. For accurate performance estimation of a large PV field, the long term performance as electrical output is a more rational approach over the conventional testing methods, such as at Standard Testing Conditions (STC) and at the Nominal Operating Cell Temperature (NOCT) available hitherto. In this paper, the long-term performances of concentrated PVs (Cassegrain reflectors and Fresnel lens) with 2-axes tracking and a variety of PV systems, namely the stationary flat-plate PV (mono-crystalline, poly-crystalline and thin-films CIS types), is presented over a period of one year for the merit comparison of system design, under the tropical weather conditions of Singapore. From the measured field performances, the total energy output of 240.2 kW h/m/year is recorded for CPV operation in Singapore, which is nearly two folds higher than the stationary PV panels.
KAUST Department:
Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Citation:
Burhan M, Shahzad MW, Ng KC (2017) Long-term performance potential of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems. Energy Conversion and Management 148: 90–99. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2017.05.072.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Energy Conversion and Management
Issue Date:
17-Jul-2017
DOI:
10.1016/j.enconman.2017.05.072
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0196-8904
Sponsors:
This research was supported by the International Research Scholarship of Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore and collaborated with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196890417305290
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Articles; Water Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)

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dc.contributor.authorBurhan, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorShahzad, Muhammad Wakilen
dc.contributor.authorNg, Kim Choonen
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T12:49:34Z-
dc.date.available2017-10-03T12:49:34Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-17en
dc.identifier.citationBurhan M, Shahzad MW, Ng KC (2017) Long-term performance potential of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systems. Energy Conversion and Management 148: 90–99. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2017.05.072.en
dc.identifier.issn0196-8904en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enconman.2017.05.072en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625687-
dc.description.abstractOwing to the diverse photovoltaic (PV) systems’ design and technology, as well as the dynamic nature of insolation data received on the aperture surfaces, the instantaneous output from a PV system fluctuates greatly. For accurate performance estimation of a large PV field, the long term performance as electrical output is a more rational approach over the conventional testing methods, such as at Standard Testing Conditions (STC) and at the Nominal Operating Cell Temperature (NOCT) available hitherto. In this paper, the long-term performances of concentrated PVs (Cassegrain reflectors and Fresnel lens) with 2-axes tracking and a variety of PV systems, namely the stationary flat-plate PV (mono-crystalline, poly-crystalline and thin-films CIS types), is presented over a period of one year for the merit comparison of system design, under the tropical weather conditions of Singapore. From the measured field performances, the total energy output of 240.2 kW h/m/year is recorded for CPV operation in Singapore, which is nearly two folds higher than the stationary PV panels.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by the International Research Scholarship of Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Singapore and collaborated with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196890417305290en
dc.subjectConcentrated photovoltaicen
dc.subjectCPVen
dc.subjectElectrical ratingen
dc.subjectLong term performanceen
dc.subjectMJCen
dc.subjectSolar trackeren
dc.titleLong-term performance potential of concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) systemsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)en
dc.identifier.journalEnergy Conversion and Managementen
kaust.authorBurhan, Muhammaden
kaust.authorShahzad, Muhammad Wakilen
kaust.authorNg, Kim Choonen
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