Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar
Performance analysis of a novel rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator.
Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Freier, Daria; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Mallick, Tapas Kumar; Munir, Abu Bakar; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Yunus, Norhidayah Md
Tapas Kumar Mallick
Abu Bakar Munir
Siti Hajar Mohd Yasin
Abdullahi Abubakar Mas'ud
Norhidayah Md Yunus
The low-concentration photovoltaic (LCPV) system has been identified as one of the potential solutions in lowering the overall installation cost of a building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system. This paper evaluates the performance of a novel type of LCPV concentrator known as the rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC). A specific RACPC design with a geometrical concentration ratio of 3.6675× was fabricated and integrated with a 1. cm by 1. cm monocrystalline laser grooved buried contact silicon solar cell. This design was tested indoors to evaluate its current-voltage (. I-. V), angular response and thermal characteristics. Under standard test conditions, it was found that the RACPC increases the short circuit current by 3.01× and the maximum power by 3.33× when compared with a bare solar cell. The opto-electronic gain from the experiment showed good agreement when compared with the simulation results, with a deviation of 11%.
ABU-BAKAR, S.H., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., FREIER, D., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., MALLICK, T.K., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H.M., MAS'UD, A.A. and YUNUS, N.M. 2015. Performance analysis of a novel rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator. Applied energy [online], 154, pages 221-231. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.04.122
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Apr 30, 2015|
|Online Publication Date||May 16, 2015|
|Publication Date||Sep 15, 2015|
|Deposit Date||Feb 12, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||May 17, 2016|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Solar photovoltaic; Solar concentrator; Rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator|
ABU-BAKAR 2015 Performance analysis of a novel
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