Indoor characterisation of a reverse truncated pyramid concentrator

Lewis Osikibo Tamuno-Ibuomi, Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki*, Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez, Jorge Alfredo Ardila-Rey, Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar, Nurul Aini Bani, Chan Hwang See, Nadimul Haque Faisal, Nazmi Sellami

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Abstract

The development of concentrating photovoltaic (PV) started in 1960s and over the years, a variety of concentrator designs have been explored. One of its applications is for use in building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) with the aim of producing a cheaper alternative to a traditional PV panel. This paper presents the experimental characterization of a low concentrating photovoltaic (LCPV) unit that utilizes a reverse truncated pyramid (RTP) concentrator design. The RTP has a geometrical gain of 3.61 and a total height of 40 mm. The result from indoor characterization shows that the RTP-PV device could achieve an opto-electronic gain of 3.0 with a measured half-acceptance angle of ±23.8. The RTP-PV can be used as a suitable alternative to traditional solar PV panels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 48th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2348-2350
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781665419222
ISBN (Print)9781665430180
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2021
Event48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Online
Duration: 20 Jun 202125 Jun 2021
https://ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC48/ (Link to conference website)

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Conference

Conference48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Abbreviated titlePVSC 2021
Period20/06/2125/06/21
Internet address

Keywords

  • indoor characterization
  • photovoltaic
  • reverse truncated pyramid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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