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Novel optical concentrator technology for building integrated photovoltaic systems.

Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; Freier, Daria; Mallick, Tapas Kumar; Munir, Abu Bakar; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Mas'ud, Abdullahi Abubakar; Bani, Nurul Aini

Authors

Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar

Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez

Daria Freier

Tapas Kumar Mallick

Abu Bakar Munir

Siti Hajar Mohd Yasin

Abdullahi Abubakar Mas'ud

Nurul Aini Bani



Abstract

This paper describes a novel type of solar concentrator for use in Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Systems. The new design called rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator (RACPC) is based on a novel algorithm that caters for the variation of the position of the sun throughout the day and throughout the year. The RACPC is designed to tackle the following issues: (i) to increase the electrical output of a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system by providing sufficient concentration gain; (ii) to minimise the usage of the PV material with the corresponding reduction of CPV system cost, and (iii) to eliminate the requirement of mechanical tracking by providing a wide field-of-view. The experimental results presented here indicate that the RACPC increases the short circuit current by 3.01x when compared with a bare solar cell.

Citation

ABU-BAKAR, S.H., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., FREIER, D., MALLICK, T.K., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H.M., MAS'UD, A.A. and BANI, N.A. 2016. Novel optical concentrator technology for building integrated photovoltaic systems. Presented at the 2016 World conference on innovation, engineering and technology (IET2016), 24-26 June 2016, Sapporo, Japan.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 2016 World conference on innovation, engineering and technology (IET 2016)
Start Date Jun 24, 2016
End Date Jun 26, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 16, 2016
Publicly Available Date Sep 16, 2016
Keywords Solar energy; Solar concentrator; Rotationally asymmetrical compound parabolic concentrator
Public URL http://hdl.handle.net/10059/1738

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