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The Outdoor Field Test and Energy Yield Model of the Four-Terminal on Si Tandem PV Module

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Semiconductor Laboratory, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya 468-8511, Japan
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Faculty of Engineering, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889-2192, Japan
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Institute for Tenure Track Promotion, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889-2192, Japan
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(7), 2529; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10072529
Received: 3 March 2020 / Revised: 29 March 2020 / Accepted: 2 April 2020 / Published: 7 April 2020
The outdoor field test of the 4-terminal on Si tandem photovoltaic module (specifically, InGaP/GaAs on Si) was investigated and a performance model, considering spectrum change affected by fluctuation of atmospheric parameters, was developed and validated. The 4-terminal on Si tandem photovoltaic module had about 40% advantage in seasonal performance loss compared with standard InGaP/GaAs/InGaAs 2-terminal tandem photovoltaic module. This advantage increases (subarctic zone < temperate zone < subtropical zone). The developed and validated model used an all-climate spectrum model and considered fluctuation of atmospheric parameters. It can be applied every type of on-Si tandem solar cells. View Full-Text
Keywords: photovoltaic; solar spectrum; tandem cell; energy yield model; on-Si tandem; terminal photovoltaic; solar spectrum; tandem cell; energy yield model; on-Si tandem; terminal
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Araki, K.; Tawa, H.; Saiki, H.; Ota, Y.; Nishioka, K.; Yamaguchi, M. The Outdoor Field Test and Energy Yield Model of the Four-Terminal on Si Tandem PV Module. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 2529.

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