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Dye-sensitized solar cell for a solar concentrator system

Year: 2016

Authors: Sacco A., Gerosa M., Bianco S., Mercatelli L., Fontana R., Pezzati L., Quaglio M., Pirri C.F., Tucci A.O.M.

Autors Affiliation: Center for Space Human Robotics @Polito, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Corso Trento 21, 10129 Torino Italy;
Applied Science and Technology Department, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino Italy;
CNR-INO, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: The performances of a photovoltaic system based on dye-sensitized solar cells associated with a solar concentrator are investigated. An extensive indoor characterization is performed using both different wavelength bandwidths and concentration ratio. Starting from the acquired data, the system coupled with a solar tracking is also tested in outdoor condition. The obtained results show that it is possible to use this class of solar cells in solar concentrator systems, leading to a new class of devices with a high efficiency and a low cost. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Journal/Review: SOLAR ENERGY

Volume: 125      Pages from: 307  to: 313

KeyWords: Concentration (process); Photovoltaic cells; Solar cells; Solar concentrators; Solar power generation, Building integrated photovoltaic; Concentration ratio; High-efficiency; Low costs; Outdoor measurements; Photovoltaic systems; Solar concentrator systems; Solar tracking, Dye-sensitized solar cells, equipment; measurement method; performance assessment; photovoltaic system; tracking; wavelength
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2015.11.026

Citations: 3
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