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Design and fabrication of absorptive/reflective crossed CPC PV/T system.

Aykapadathu, Muhsin; Nazarinia, Mehdi; Sellami, Nazmi


Muhsin Aykapadathu

Mehdi Nazarinia


A crossed compound parabolic concentrator (CCPC) is a non-imaging concentrator which is a modified form of a circular 3D compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) obtained by orthogonal intersection of two 2D CPCs that have an optical efficiency in line with that of 3D CPC. The present work is about the design and fabrication of a new generation of solar concentrator: the hybrid photovoltaic (PV)/thermal absorptive/reflective CCPC module. The module has a 4{D7} CCPC structure truncated to have a concentration of 3.6{D7} with a half acceptance angle of 30{deg}. Furthermore, an experimental rig was also fabricated to test the performance of the module and its feasibility in real applications such as building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV). 3D printing and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling technologies were utilized to manufacture the absorber and reflective parts of the module.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 30, 2018
Journal Designs
Electronic ISSN 2411-9660
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 3
Article Number 29
Institution Citation AYKAPADATHU, M., NAZARINIA, M. and SELLAMI, N. 2018. Design and fabrication of absorptive/reflective crossed CPC PV/T system. Designs [online], 2(3), article number 29. Available from:
Keywords Solar energy; Solar concentrator; Photovoltaics; Thermal energy; Design; CCPC; Absorbent; Reflective and heat exchanger


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