The design and experimental characterisation of an asymmetric compound parabolic photovoltaic concentrator for building facade integration in the UK

TK Mallick, PC Eames, Trevor Hyde, B Norton

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

107 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A novel non-imaging asymmetric compound parabolic photovoltaic concentrator (ACPPVC) has been designed, constructed and experimentally characterised at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland (54degrees36'N, 5degrees37'W). Different numbers of PV strings connected in series were experimentally characterised under outdoor conditions both with and without concentrators. Transient I-V curves for each set of parameter data points were determined and the maximum power generation, fill factor and efficiency of the system calculated for each individual I-V curve. Experiments showed that the use of an ACPPVC increased the maximum power point by 62% (i.e. the power by a factor of 1.62) when compared to a similar non-concentrating PV panel. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
LanguageEnglish
Pages319-327
JournalSolar Energy
Volume77
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Fingerprint

Facades
Power generation
Experiments

Cite this

@article{bc10851dabcd4933b89d2df569696279,
title = "The design and experimental characterisation of an asymmetric compound parabolic photovoltaic concentrator for building facade integration in the UK",
abstract = "A novel non-imaging asymmetric compound parabolic photovoltaic concentrator (ACPPVC) has been designed, constructed and experimentally characterised at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland (54degrees36'N, 5degrees37'W). Different numbers of PV strings connected in series were experimentally characterised under outdoor conditions both with and without concentrators. Transient I-V curves for each set of parameter data points were determined and the maximum power generation, fill factor and efficiency of the system calculated for each individual I-V curve. Experiments showed that the use of an ACPPVC increased the maximum power point by 62{\%} (i.e. the power by a factor of 1.62) when compared to a similar non-concentrating PV panel. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.",
author = "TK Mallick and PC Eames and Trevor Hyde and B Norton",
year = "2004",
doi = "10.1016/j.solener.2004.05.015",
language = "English",
volume = "77",
pages = "319--327",
journal = "Solar Energy",
issn = "0038-092X",
publisher = "Elsevier",
number = "3",

}

The design and experimental characterisation of an asymmetric compound parabolic photovoltaic concentrator for building facade integration in the UK. / Mallick, TK; Eames, PC; Hyde, Trevor; Norton, B.

In: Solar Energy, Vol. 77, No. 3, 2004, p. 319-327.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - The design and experimental characterisation of an asymmetric compound parabolic photovoltaic concentrator for building facade integration in the UK

AU - Mallick, TK

AU - Eames, PC

AU - Hyde, Trevor

AU - Norton, B

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - A novel non-imaging asymmetric compound parabolic photovoltaic concentrator (ACPPVC) has been designed, constructed and experimentally characterised at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland (54degrees36'N, 5degrees37'W). Different numbers of PV strings connected in series were experimentally characterised under outdoor conditions both with and without concentrators. Transient I-V curves for each set of parameter data points were determined and the maximum power generation, fill factor and efficiency of the system calculated for each individual I-V curve. Experiments showed that the use of an ACPPVC increased the maximum power point by 62% (i.e. the power by a factor of 1.62) when compared to a similar non-concentrating PV panel. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

AB - A novel non-imaging asymmetric compound parabolic photovoltaic concentrator (ACPPVC) has been designed, constructed and experimentally characterised at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland (54degrees36'N, 5degrees37'W). Different numbers of PV strings connected in series were experimentally characterised under outdoor conditions both with and without concentrators. Transient I-V curves for each set of parameter data points were determined and the maximum power generation, fill factor and efficiency of the system calculated for each individual I-V curve. Experiments showed that the use of an ACPPVC increased the maximum power point by 62% (i.e. the power by a factor of 1.62) when compared to a similar non-concentrating PV panel. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

U2 - 10.1016/j.solener.2004.05.015

DO - 10.1016/j.solener.2004.05.015

M3 - Article

VL - 77

SP - 319

EP - 327

JO - Solar Energy

T2 - Solar Energy

JF - Solar Energy

SN - 0038-092X

IS - 3

ER -