A.L. Luque, V.M. Andreev
Springer | 3540687963 | 2007 | PDF | 345 pages | 11 Mb

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Photovoltaic solar-energy conversion is one of the most promising technologies for generating renewable energy, and conversion of concentrated sunlight can lead to reduced cost for solar electricity. In fact, photovoltaic conversion of concentrated sunlight insures an efficient and cost-effective sustainable power resource. This book gives an overview of all components, e.g. cells, concentrators, modules and systems, for systems of concentrator photovoltaics.

The authors report on significant results related to design, technology, and applications, and also cover the fundamental physics and market considerations. Specific contributions include: theory and practice of sunlight concentrators; an overview of concentrator PV activities; a description of concentrator solar cells; design and technology of modules and systems; manufacturing aspects; and a market study.

Written for: Scientists


Solar cells
Solar energy

About the Author

A.Luque: Engineer and Doctor Engineer form the Polytechnic University of Madrid (School of Telecommunications). Professor at the Politechnic University of Mdrid since 1970. Founder of the Solar Energy Institute at his University in 1978, Founder of the Company Isofotón today the 8th world producer of solar cell- in 1981 and President until 1990, Inventor of the Bifacial Cell and of the Intermediate Band Solar Cell. Two doctorates Honoris Causa Member of three scientific academies. Several National and International prizes (including Becquerel Prize). Author of numerous publications.

V.Andreev: Graduated Electrotechnical University, St.Petersburg, Russia in 1963 and started scientific carrier at the IOFFE Physico-Technical Institute in St.Petersburg. Scientific achievements: technology of AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructures (1967), inventions in AlGaAs/GaAs light emitting diodes (1967), heterolasers (1969), AlGaAs/GaAs solar cells (1969), high efficiency concentrator solar cells, concentrator PV installations and thermophotovoltaic devices. European Becquerel Prize for outstanding merits in Photovoltaics (2001).


1 Past Experiences and New Challenges of PV Concentrators
G. Sala, A. Luque 1
2 III-V Heterostructures in Photovoltaics
Zh.I. Alferov, V.M. Andreev, V.D. Rumyantsev 25
3 Silicon concentrator solar cells
A. Blakers 51
4 Multijunction Concentrator Solar Cells
A.W. Bett, F. Dimroth, G.Siefer 67
5 Very-High-Concentration Challenges of III-V Multijunction Solar Cells
C. Algora 89
6 Concentrator Optics
J.M. Gordon 113
7 Solar Cell Cooling
G. Martinelli, M.Stefancich 133
8 Terrestrial Concentrator PV Systems
V.D. Rumyantsev 151
9 Solar Thermophotovoltaics
V. Andreev, V. Khvostikov, A. Vlasov 175
10 Multijunction Concentrator Solar Cells: an Enabler for Low-Cost Photovoltaic Systems
N.H. Karam, R.A. Sherif, R.R. King 199
11 Inspira’s CPV Sun Tracking
I. Luque-Heredia, J.M. Moreno, P.H. Magalhães, R. Cervantes, G. Quéméré, O. Laurent 221
12 The Amonix High-Concentration Photovoltaic System
V. Garboushian, K.W. Stone, A. Slade 253
13 The EUCLIDES Concentrator
I. Antón, G. Sala 279
14 The FLATCON System from Concentrix Solar
A.W. Bett, H. Lerchenmüller 301
15 Concentrator Solar Cell Modules and Systems Developed in Japan
M. Yamaguchi, K. Araki, T. Takamoto 321


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