Special Issue "Advances in Concentrator Photovoltaics Technology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2021.
Interests: solar energy; photovoltaics; concentrator photovoltaics; solar cells; optics; heat transfer; development, characterization, and modelling of PV and CPV systems
Interests: energy; renewable energy; solar energy; photovoltaics; concentrator photovoltaics
Interests: photovoltaics; concentrator photovoltaics; advance modelling techniques; artificial neural network
The development of novel, high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) technologies has become essential to promoting the transition to a system based on renewable energies. Concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) offers the highest solar conversion efficiencies, >40%, among all the PV technologies. In addition, it represents a unique way to push the efficiency towards the maximum solar conversion, >80%. In this sense, big efforts are being made by the community to develop next generation CPV systems to increase the performance of such technologies.
This Issue aims to cover the most promising research lines to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of CPV. It is open but not limited to relevant contributions related to the novel architecture of solar cells intended to support higher concentrations or improve the spectral absorption of light. Concentrators optics tailored to improve angular tolerance, compactness, and/or concentration factor are also included. New trends to handle or exploit heat waste to further increase efficiency are also of high interest. Finally, the Issue welcomes relevant work concerning advance modelling techniques, novel CPV module configurations, hybrid systems, characterization procedures, or economic assessment, to improve our understating of PV technologies and promote their market expansion.
Prof. Dr. Eduardo F. Fernandez
Prof. Dr. Pedro Perez-Higueras
Dr. F. Almonacid
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- solar cells
- heat transfer
- modelling techniques
- performance evaluation