Performance analysis of a mirror symmetrical dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator for building integrated photovoltaic systems.
Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; McMeekin, Scott G.; Stewart, Brian G.; Munir, Abu Bakar; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Rahim, Ruzairi Abdul
Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar
Scott G. McMeekin
Brian G. Stewart
Abu Bakar Munir
Siti Hajar Mohd Yasin
Ruzairi Abdul Rahim
This paper presents a mirror symmetrical dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator (MSDTIRC). Here, its electrical and optical performances are investigated for building integrated photovoltaic applications. This concentrator is designed to tackle two issues: (i) providing sufficient gain in order to increase the electrical output of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system and (ii) reducing the size of the PV cell needed, hence minimising the cost of the system. These experiments carried out had the objective of investigating the characteristics of the cell with the concentrator, the angular performance of the structure, and the effect of temperature on the cell. In each case, the current-voltage (I- V) characteristics and the power-voltage (P- V) characteristics are plotted and analysed. An outdoor experiment was also conducted to verify the results obtained from the indoor experiments. The MSDTIRC-PV structure is capable of providing a maximum power concentration of 4.2× when compared to a similar cell without the concentrator. The deviation of the concentration factor from the geometrical concentration gain (4.9×), is mainly due to manufacturing errors, mismatch losses and thermal losses.
MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., RAMIREZ-INIGUEZ, R., MCMEEKIN, S.G., STEWART, B.G., MUNIR, A.B., YASIN, S.H.M. and RAHIM, R.A. 2013. Performance analysis of a mirror symmetrical dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator for building integrated photovoltaic systems. Applied energy [online], 111, pages 288-299. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.05.006
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||May 6, 2013|
|Online Publication Date||Jun 3, 2013|
|Publication Date||Nov 30, 2013|
|Deposit Date||Sep 16, 2016|
|Publicly Available Date||Sep 16, 2016|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Solar photovoltaic; Building integrated photovoltaic systems; Solar concentrator; Mirror symmetrical dielectric totally internally reflecting concentrator|
MUHAMMAD-SUKKI 2013 Performance analysis of mirror symmetrical
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