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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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.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781665419222
ISBN (Print)9781665430180
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2021
Event48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Online
Duration: 20 Jun 202125 Jun 2021 (Link to conference website)

Publication series

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


Conference48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Abbreviated titlePVSC 2021
Internet address


  • 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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