Abstract

The influence of thermal effect on the energy conversion efficiency of concentrating photovoltaic system for multi-junction GaInP/GaAs/Ge thin-film solar cell is analyzed experimentally. With the increment of operation temperature, the maximal energy conversion efficiency and optimal loaded resistor will be changed. Under the condition of operation temperature lower than 90?, this influence of thermal effect is very small. However, when the operation temperature exceeds 90?, the maximal conversion efficiency of the cells will decrease sharply, and contrarily the corresponding optimal loaded resistor will increase quickly. Then the system performance will degenerate badly and a thermal management will be necessary.

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Z. Fang, G. Chen, Q. Ye, and R. Qu, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 36, 5 (2009).

A. Chutinan, N. P. Kherani, and S. Zukotynski, Opt. Express 17, 8871 (2009).

M. Cui, N. Chen, X. Yang, Y. Wang, Y. Bai, and X. Zhang, Journal of Semiconductors 30, 044011 (2009).

2008 (1)

2007 (2)

2006 (1)

K. Nishioka, T. Takamoto, T. Agui, M. Kaneiwa, Y. Uraoka, and T. Fuyuki, Sol. Energ. Mater. Sol. Cell. 90, 57 (2006).

2005 (2)

D. Meneses-Rodr´iguez, P. P. Horley, J. Gonzalez-Hernandez, Y. V. Vorobiev, and P. N. Gorley, Sol. Energ. 78, 243 (2005).

A. J. Waldau, Refocus 6, (1) 20 (2005).

2001 (1)

D. Feuermann and J. M. Gordon, Solar Energy 70, 423 (2001).

Agui, T.

K. Nishioka, T. Takamoto, T. Agui, M. Kaneiwa, Y. Uraoka, and T. Fuyuki, Sol. Energ. Mater. Sol. Cell. 90, 57 (2006).

Bai, Y.

M. Cui, N. Chen, X. Yang, Y. Wang, Y. Bai, and X. Zhang, Journal of Semiconductors 30, 044011 (2009).

Bai, Y.-M.

N.-F. Chen and Y.-M. Bai, Physics (in Chinese) 36, 862 (2007).

Bermel, P.

Chan, W. H.

Chang, W. H.

Chen, G.

Z. Fang, G. Chen, Q. Ye, and R. Qu, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 36, 5 (2009).

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M. Cui, N. Chen, X. Yang, Y. Wang, Y. Bai, and X. Zhang, Journal of Semiconductors 30, 044011 (2009).

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N.-F. Chen and Y.-M. Bai, Physics (in Chinese) 36, 862 (2007).

Chutinan, A.

Cui, M.

M. Cui, N. Chen, X. Yang, Y. Wang, Y. Bai, and X. Zhang, Journal of Semiconductors 30, 044011 (2009).

Fang, Z.

Z. Fang, G. Chen, Q. Ye, and R. Qu, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 36, 5 (2009).

Feuermann, D.

D. Feuermann and J. M. Gordon, Solar Energy 70, 423 (2001).

Fuyuki, T.

K. Nishioka, T. Takamoto, T. Agui, M. Kaneiwa, Y. Uraoka, and T. Fuyuki, Sol. Energ. Mater. Sol. Cell. 90, 57 (2006).

Gonzalez-Hernandez, J.

D. Meneses-Rodr´iguez, P. P. Horley, J. Gonzalez-Hernandez, Y. V. Vorobiev, and P. N. Gorley, Sol. Energ. 78, 243 (2005).

Gordon, J. M.

D. Feuermann and J. M. Gordon, Solar Energy 70, 423 (2001).

Gorley, P. N.

D. Meneses-Rodr´iguez, P. P. Horley, J. Gonzalez-Hernandez, Y. V. Vorobiev, and P. N. Gorley, Sol. Energ. 78, 243 (2005).

Horley, P. P.

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Joannopoulos, J. D.

Kaneiwa, M.

K. Nishioka, T. Takamoto, T. Agui, M. Kaneiwa, Y. Uraoka, and T. Fuyuki, Sol. Energ. Mater. Sol. Cell. 90, 57 (2006).

Kherani, N. P.

Kimerling, L. C.

Lin, C. A.

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Luo, C.

Meneses-Rodr´iguez, D.

D. Meneses-Rodr´iguez, P. P. Horley, J. Gonzalez-Hernandez, Y. V. Vorobiev, and P. N. Gorley, Sol. Energ. 78, 243 (2005).

Nishioka, K.

K. Nishioka, T. Takamoto, T. Agui, M. Kaneiwa, Y. Uraoka, and T. Fuyuki, Sol. Energ. Mater. Sol. Cell. 90, 57 (2006).

Parak, W. J.

Qu, R.

Z. Fang, G. Chen, Q. Ye, and R. Qu, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 36, 5 (2009).

Shen, J. L.

Takamoto, T.

K. Nishioka, T. Takamoto, T. Agui, M. Kaneiwa, Y. Uraoka, and T. Fuyuki, Sol. Energ. Mater. Sol. Cell. 90, 57 (2006).

Uraoka, Y.

K. Nishioka, T. Takamoto, T. Agui, M. Kaneiwa, Y. Uraoka, and T. Fuyuki, Sol. Energ. Mater. Sol. Cell. 90, 57 (2006).

Vorobiev, Y. V.

D. Meneses-Rodr´iguez, P. P. Horley, J. Gonzalez-Hernandez, Y. V. Vorobiev, and P. N. Gorley, Sol. Energ. 78, 243 (2005).

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A. J. Waldau, Refocus 6, (1) 20 (2005).

Wang, H. H.

Wang, Y.

M. Cui, N. Chen, X. Yang, Y. Wang, Y. Bai, and X. Zhang, Journal of Semiconductors 30, 044011 (2009).

Wu, C. H.

Yang, M. D.

Yang, X.

M. Cui, N. Chen, X. Yang, Y. Wang, Y. Bai, and X. Zhang, Journal of Semiconductors 30, 044011 (2009).

Ye, Q.

Z. Fang, G. Chen, Q. Ye, and R. Qu, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 36, 5 (2009).

Yeh, H. I.

Zeng, L.

Zhang, X.

M. Cui, N. Chen, X. Yang, Y. Wang, Y. Bai, and X. Zhang, Journal of Semiconductors 30, 044011 (2009).

Zukotynski, S.

Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) (1)

Z. Fang, G. Chen, Q. Ye, and R. Qu, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 36, 5 (2009).

Journal of Semiconductors (1)

M. Cui, N. Chen, X. Yang, Y. Wang, Y. Bai, and X. Zhang, Journal of Semiconductors 30, 044011 (2009).

Opt. Express (3)

Physics (in Chinese) (1)

N.-F. Chen and Y.-M. Bai, Physics (in Chinese) 36, 862 (2007).

Refocus (1)

A. J. Waldau, Refocus 6, (1) 20 (2005).

Sol. Energ. (1)

D. Meneses-Rodr´iguez, P. P. Horley, J. Gonzalez-Hernandez, Y. V. Vorobiev, and P. N. Gorley, Sol. Energ. 78, 243 (2005).

Sol. Energ. Mater. Sol. Cell. (1)

K. Nishioka, T. Takamoto, T. Agui, M. Kaneiwa, Y. Uraoka, and T. Fuyuki, Sol. Energ. Mater. Sol. Cell. 90, 57 (2006).

Solar Energy (1)

D. Feuermann and J. M. Gordon, Solar Energy 70, 423 (2001).

Other (4)

A. Barnett, C. Honsberg, D. Kirkpatrick, S. Kurtz, D. Moore, D. Salzman, R. Schwartz, J. Gray, S. Bowden, K. Goossen, M. Haney, D. Aiken, M. Wanlass, and K. Emery, in Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion 2, 2560 (2006).

J. A. Hudgings and K. D. McCarthy, in OSA Technical Digest (CD) of Optics and Photonics for Advanced Energy Technology WC2 (2009).

P. Benitez, A. Cvetkovic, R. Winston, and L. Reed, in Technical Digest (CD) of International Optical Design TuD3 (2006).

A. Luque, Solar Cells and Optics for Photovoltaic Concentration (IOP Publishing, Bristol, 1989) pp.103-111.

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