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Daniel Chemisana and Joan Ignasi Rosell Electrical performance increase of concentrator solar cells under Gaussian temperature profiles Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 21

Article first published online: 26 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.1205

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Experimental results obtained from J–V curve analysis of a solar cell under concentration, with uniform, Gaussian and anti-Gaussian temperature profiles, have been analysed.

Compared with a cell subjected to uniform temperature, the Gaussian temperature profile leads to a maximum power output 1.52% higher and the anti-Gaussian 3.31% lower.

It has been demonstrated that for a determined illumination profile, it is possible to tailor the temperature pattern curve to maximise the cell Voc.

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