Initial field performance of a hybrid CPV-T microconcentrator system



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.