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Indoor characterisation of a reverse truncated pyramid concentrator.

Tamuno-Ibuomi, Lewis Osikibo; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Bani, Nurul Aini; See, Chan Hwang; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Sellami, Nazmi

Authors

Lewis Osikibo Tamuno-Ibuomi

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez

Jorge Alfredo Ardila-Rey

Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar

Nurul Aini Bani

Chan Hwang See



Abstract

The development of concentrating photovoltaic (PV) started in 1960s and over the years, a variety of concentrator designs have been explored. One of its applications is for use in building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) with the aim of producing a cheaper alternative to a traditional PV panel. This paper presents the experimental characterization of a low concentrating photovoltaic (LCPV) unit that utilizes a reverse truncated pyramid (RTP) concentrator design. The RTP has a geometrical gain of 3.61 and a total height of 40 mm. The result from indoor characterization shows that the RTP-PV device could achieve an opto-electronic gain of 3.0 with a measured half-acceptance angle of ±23.8˚. The RTP-PV can be used as a suitable alternative to traditional solar PV panels.

Citation

TAMUNO-IBUOMI, L.O., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., ARDILA-REY, J.A., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., BANI, N.A., SEE, C.H., FAISAL, N.H. and SELLAMI, N. 2021. Indoor characterisation of a reverse truncated pyramid concentrator. In Proceedings of 48th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photovoltaic specialists 2021 (PVSC48), 20-25 June 2021, [virtual conference]. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 2348-2350. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC43889.2021.9518741

Conference Name 48th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Photovoltaic specialists 2021 (PVSC48)
Conference Location [virtual conference]
Start Date Jun 20, 2021
End Date Jun 25, 2021
Acceptance Date Mar 14, 2021
Online Publication Date Jun 25, 2021
Publication Date Aug 26, 2021
Deposit Date Jul 5, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jul 5, 2021
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages 2348-2350
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC43889.2021.9518741
Keywords Photovoltaic; Reverse truncated pyramid; Indoor characterization
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1375061
Additional Information The accompanying file for this output also includes the Poster presented alongside the paper at the conference.

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