Scalable solar thermoelectrics and photovoltaics (SUNTRAP)
AIP Conference Proceedings
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This paper presents the design, manufacture and electrical test of a novel integrated III:V low concentrator photovoltaic and thermoelectric device for enhanced solar energy harvesting efficiency. The PCB-based platform is a highly reliable means of controlling CPV cell operational temperature under a range of irradiance conditions. The design enables reproducible data acquisition from CPV solar cells whilst minimizing transient time for solid state cooling capability.
The authors would like to acknowledge the Sêr Cymru National Research Network and EPSRC for financial support.
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Vol. 1766 (1), article 080007