Initial field performance of a hybrid CPV-T microconcentrator system
Article first published online: 25 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
Volume 21, Issue 8, pages 1659–1671, December 2013
How to Cite
Vivar, M., Everett, V., Fuentes, M., Blakers, A., Tanner, A., Le Lievre, P. and Greaves, M. (2013), Initial field performance of a hybrid CPV-T microconcentrator system. Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl., 21: 1659–1671. doi: 10.1002/pip.2229
- Issue published online: 25 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 25 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 APR 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 15 MAR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 17 DEC 2011
The first prototype of the hybrid CPV-T ANU-Chromasun micro-concentrator has been installed at The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. The results of electrical and thermal performance of the micro-concentrator system, including instantaneous and full-day monitoring, show that the combined efficiency of the system can exceed 70%. Over the span of a day, the average electrical efficiency was 8% and the average thermal efficiency was 50%. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.