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dc.contributor.authorBaig, Hasan
dc.contributor.authorSellami, Nazmi
dc.contributor.authorBahaidarah, Haitham
dc.contributor.authorMallick, Tapas K.
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-23T09:40:42Z
dc.date.issued2013-09-04
dc.description.abstractSaudi Arabia receives an average insolation of 6 kWh/m2/day, making it one of the most likely candidates for a country to be using solar energy for meeting its energy needs in the near future. The energy from the sun can be directly converted into electricity by the use of photovoltaic (PV) technology. A key barrier to achieving economic viability and the widespread adoption of PV is losses related to high operating temperature. The application of an active cooling might increase the cost of the system. However, employing a concentrating element alone would cooling would subside the extra cost and benefit in terms of the overall energy extraction. A low concentrating photovoltaic (PV/T) system with a compound parabolic concentrator as the optical element can be a promising choice for enhancing the power output from conventional PV panels with the simultaneous generation of thermal energy. In the present study a system with this concept is proposed and its optical performance is analyzed. Detailed analysis is performed using ray-tracing technique to identify the important parameters affecting the overall performance and design of this system. Results of the ray-trace analysis show a maximum optical efficiency of 80% with an acceptance angle (2α) of 60°, an optical efficiencyof 56 % was found under diffuse radiation conditions. Comparing the performance of this system with a flat plate or a CPV indicates an increase of about 44 % in the electrical output.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationEUPVSEC, 2013-09-30, 2013-09-04, Paris, Franceen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.4229/28thEUPVSEC2013-1CV.6.42
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/18736
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherEuropean Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibitionen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.eupvsec-proceedings.com/proceedings?paper=26588en_GB
dc.subjectConcentratorsen_GB
dc.subjectRay analysisen_GB
dc.subjectPhotovoltaicen_GB
dc.titleOptical analysis of a CPC based CPV/T system for application in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabiaen_GB
dc.typeConference paperen_GB
dc.typeConference proceedingsen_GB
dc.identifier.isbn3-936338-33-7
dc.descriptionConference paper published in the proceedings of the 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. Deposited with permission of the publisher.en_GB


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