Technology Overview: Concentrator PV 2010 Boot Camp (CPV) (Presentation)

Devonie McCamey

Research output: NRELPresentation

Abstract

The presentation introduces the various types of CPV technologies and provides a status report of today's CPV companies. Six different architectures of multijunction cells are shown to near or surpass 40% in efficiency. The design space for CPV is quite complex, which is a curse for those trying to narrow it down for the first prototype, but a blessing for those who want multiple pathways forproduct improvement in coming years.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages49
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NamePresented at Solar Power International 2010, 11 October 2010, Los Angeles, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5200-49713

Keywords

  • concentrator photovoltaics
  • CPV industry
  • CPV technology
  • multijunction solar cells

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