Friday 30.01.15

Sophi@Webinar: Short course on CPV-Concentration Photovoltaic : Indoor/Outdoor Energy performance Characterization


Date: Friday  30th  January 2015

Time: 09:30-12:40

            (CET-Central European time)

Location : On line: Sophi@webinar

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REGISTRATION:

Dead line: for registration:

28 January  2015 (17:00 CET)

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ABSTRACT

A Concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) system converts sunlight directly into electrical energy by concentrating the sunlight received by an optical system onto a very-high efficiency solar cell in a smaller area. This can dramatically reduce the amount of semiconductor needed and, at the same time, the use of concentration increases the electrical efficiency of the solar cell. Both factors allow a competitive levelized cost of electricity in regions with a large fraction of direct irradiance. Conversely CPV modules are made up by lenses or mirrors that concentrate light on smaller PV receivers, which have to be installed on performing high-accuracy sun trackers. The cell-optics assembly is completed by heat sink and housing elements that constitute a complex mechanical, optical and electrical element that requires specific characterization techniques in order to assess its performance in a meaningful and reproducible way. 

During this short course, hot topics in CPV characterization will be presented and discussed by highlighting requirements, procedures and instrumentation issues specific to CPV systems. Current version of the IEC 62670 series on the performance rating of concentrators will be presented, whose methods are under test in the SOPHIA Round Robin of CPV modules. Finally, spectral parameters and indoors tests relevant to the analysis of multi-junction cell-based CPV devices will be presented.


 

Draft agenda

Time

Title

Speakers

09:30-09:40

Welcome

Francesco ROCA   (ENEA)

09:40-10:00

Introduction to CPV technology and its characterization

ANTÓN HERNÁNDEZ Ignacio  (IES-UPM)

10:00-10:40

Power Rating of CPV Modules

SIEFER Gerald  (FHG-ISE)

10;40-10:50

Question and comments from the Webinar Audience

All

10:50-11:20

Sophia CPV Module Round Robin: Power Rating at CSOC

Marc STEINER  (FHG-ISE)

11:20-11:50

Spectral characterization of DNI, application to CPV. Results of the Sophia spectral network

Ruben NUÑEZ  (IES-UPM)

11:50-12:20

Instruments and methods for indoor characterization of CPV devices

César DOMINGUEZ  (CEA-iNES)

12:20-12:40

Final Discussion and conclusion

All





Location: Webinar



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Price: free