Absorption performance of the micro concentrating photovoltaic with multimode waveguide and slanted micro-hole cell

Md Mosaddek Hossain Adib, Arshad M. Chowdhury, Gee Kung Chang, Nowshad Amin

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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a simple and improved absorption geometry using micro-hole architecture for micro concentrating photovoltaic (MCPV). Each micro concentrator is coupled with a very small C-Si solar cell. The incident light is concentrated by micro concentrator on the coupled small area thick film photovoltaic (PV). The PV is designed using proposed micro-hole based architecture to facilitate maximum absorption of the concentrated incident light into the device. Our analysis found that the absorptance of the coupled C-Si solar cell is over 71% and the ultimate efficiency of the coupled solar cell is 35% using proposed micro-hole based architecture. Additionally, the reflected light from the C-Si surface is being trapped by the multimode wave guide and the full MCPV device ultimate efficiency can be improved over 42% in the proposed architecture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Pages2038-2041
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012 - Austin, TX
Duration: 3 Jun 20128 Jun 2012

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Other38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012
CityAustin, TX
Period3/6/128/6/12

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Solar cells
Waveguides
Multiplexing equipment
Thick films
Geometry

Keywords

  • absorptance
  • C-Si
  • MCPV
  • micro concentrating photovoltaic
  • micro-hole
  • photovoltaic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Adib, M. M. H., Chowdhury, A. M., Chang, G. K., & Amin, N. (2012). Absorption performance of the micro concentrating photovoltaic with multimode waveguide and slanted micro-hole cell. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 2038-2041). [6317999] https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317999

Absorption performance of the micro concentrating photovoltaic with multimode waveguide and slanted micro-hole cell. / Adib, Md Mosaddek Hossain; Chowdhury, Arshad M.; Chang, Gee Kung; Amin, Nowshad.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2012. p. 2038-2041 6317999.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Adib, MMH, Chowdhury, AM, Chang, GK & Amin, N 2012, Absorption performance of the micro concentrating photovoltaic with multimode waveguide and slanted micro-hole cell. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 6317999, pp. 2038-2041, 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2012, Austin, TX, 3/6/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317999
Adib MMH, Chowdhury AM, Chang GK, Amin N. Absorption performance of the micro concentrating photovoltaic with multimode waveguide and slanted micro-hole cell. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2012. p. 2038-2041. 6317999 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2012.6317999
Adib, Md Mosaddek Hossain ; Chowdhury, Arshad M. ; Chang, Gee Kung ; Amin, Nowshad. / Absorption performance of the micro concentrating photovoltaic with multimode waveguide and slanted micro-hole cell. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2012. pp. 2038-2041
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