A novel TIR-R concentration module of uniformly solar energy for HCPV systems

Sheng-Chih Shen, S. J. Chang, C. Y. Yeh

研究成果: Conference contribution

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摘要

In this paper, uniformly solar energy total internal reflection-refraction (TIR-R) concentration (U-TIR-R-C) lenses were designed using the energy configuration method to eliminate hot spots on the surface of solar cell and increase conversion efficiency. The design of most current solar concentrators emphasizes the high-power concentration of solar energy, however neglects the conversion inefficiency resulting from hot spots generated by uneven distributions of solar energy concentrated on solar cells. The energy configuration method proposed in this study employs the concept of ray tracing to uniformly distribute solar energy to solar cells through a U-TIR-R-C lens. The U-TIR-R-C lens adopted in this study possessed a 76-mm diameter, a 41-mm thickness, optical power of 1134, 82.6% optical efficiency, and 94.7% uniformity. The experiments demonstrated that the U-TIR-R-C lens reduced the core temperature of the solar cell from 108°C to 69°C and the overall temperature difference from 45 °C to 10 °C, and effectively increased the conversion efficiency by approximately 3.8%. Therefore, the U-TIR-R-C lens designed can effectively concentrate a large area of sunlight onto a small solar cell, and the concentrated solar energy can be evenly distributed in the solar cell to achieve uniform irradiance and effectively eliminate hot spots.

原文English
主出版物標題2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013
發行者IEEE Computer Society
頁面747-752
頁數6
ISBN(列印)9781479926268
出版狀態Published - 2013 一月 1
事件2013 6th IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013 - Kobe, Japan
持續時間: 2013 十二月 152013 十二月 17

出版系列

名字2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013

Other

Other2013 6th IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013
國家Japan
城市Kobe
期間13-12-1513-12-17

指紋

Refraction
Solar energy
Solar cells
Lenses
Conversion efficiency
Solar concentrators
Ray tracing
Temperature
Experiments

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Shen, S-C., Chang, S. J., & Yeh, C. Y. (2013). A novel TIR-R concentration module of uniformly solar energy for HCPV systems. 於 2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013 (頁 747-752). [6776645] (2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013). IEEE Computer Society.
Shen, Sheng-Chih ; Chang, S. J. ; Yeh, C. Y. / A novel TIR-R concentration module of uniformly solar energy for HCPV systems. 2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. 頁 747-752 (2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013).
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Shen, S-C, Chang, SJ & Yeh, CY 2013, A novel TIR-R concentration module of uniformly solar energy for HCPV systems. 於 2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013., 6776645, 2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013, IEEE Computer Society, 頁 747-752, 2013 6th IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013, Kobe, Japan, 13-12-15.

A novel TIR-R concentration module of uniformly solar energy for HCPV systems. / Shen, Sheng-Chih; Chang, S. J.; Yeh, C. Y.

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Shen S-C, Chang SJ, Yeh CY. A novel TIR-R concentration module of uniformly solar energy for HCPV systems. 於 2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. p. 747-752. 6776645. (2013 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, SII 2013).