Novel Design for Monolithic Interconnected Modules (MIMS) for Thermophotovoltaic Power Conversion

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Abstract

The design for the fabrication of monolithically interconnected modules (MIMs) for thermophotovoltaic (TPV) power conversion described in this paper utilizes a novel, interdigitated contacting scheme that increases the flexibility in the size of the component cells, and hence, the output current and voltage of the module. This flexibility is gained at the expense of only minimally increased gridobscuration. Because the design uses the grid fingers of the component cells as the interconnect structure, the area of the device used for this purpose becomes negligible. In this paper, we report on the specifics of the design and on issues related to the fabrication of the modules. Preliminary performance data for representative modules are also offered.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages227-236
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1997
EventThermophotovoltaic Generation of Electricity: Third NREL Conference - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Duration: 1 May 19971 May 1997

Conference

ConferenceThermophotovoltaic Generation of Electricity: Third NREL Conference
CityColorado Springs, Colorado
Period1/05/971/05/97

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-23072

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