Overview of Thermophotovoltaic Generation of Electricity

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    This paper provides an overview of the developments in thermophotovoltaic (TPV) generation of electricity that have occurred relatively recently--from about 1994 to October 1998. The components considered are the semiconductor converter; the radiator; and the means of recirculating unusable, long-wavelength photons. A short account of the functions and performance of each of these components isgiven. Also discussed are operational systems and progress in modeling TPV systems.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 1999
    EventPVSEC-11 (11th International Photovoltaics Science and Engineering Conference) - Sapporo, Japan
    Duration: 20 Sep 199924 Sep 1999


    ConferencePVSEC-11 (11th International Photovoltaics Science and Engineering Conference)
    CitySapporo, Japan

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CP-520-26904


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