Dye-sensitized solar cell for a solar concentrator system
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; wavelengthDOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2015.11.026Citations: 3data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-10-13References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here