Title Handbook of concentrator photovoltaic technology / [edited by] Carlos Algora, Ignacio Rey-Stolle.
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2016.


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Subject Photovoltaic power systems -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Solar concentrators -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre Handbooks and manuals.
Contents Handbook of Concentrator Photovoltaic Technology; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; 1: Direct Normal Radiation; 1.1 Concepts and Definitions; 1.1.1 Orbital and Geometrical Considerations; 1.1.2 The Solar Constant; 1.1.3 Temporal Variations in Extraterrestrial Radiation (ETR); 1.1.4 Extraterrestrial Radiation Spectral Power Distribution; 1.1.5 The Atmospheric Filter; 1.2 Measuring Broadband Direct Solar Radiation; 1.2.1 Pyrheliometers; 1.2.2 Rotating Shadow Band Radiometers; 1.2.3 Reference Standards, the World Radiometric Reference (WRR); 1.2.4 Calibration of Pyrheliometers
1.2.5 Accuracy and Uncertainty1.2.6 Summary of Guide to Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM) Approach; 1.2.7 Measurement Data Quality; 1.3 Modeling Broadband Direct Solar Radiation; 1.3.1 Models for Direct Beam Irradiance; 1.3.2 Atmospheric Component Transmittance; Linke's Model; Comprehensive Transmittance Models; 1.3.3 Estimating Direct Beam Radiation from Hemispherical Data; Boes Simple Correlation; The Maxwell Direct Insolation Simulation Code (DISC) Model; 1.4 Modeling Spectral Distributions; 1.4.1 Bird Simple Spectral Model (SPCTRL2)
1.4.2 Simple Model for Atmospheric Transmission of Sunshine (SMARTS)1.4.3 Spectral Distributions from Broadband Data; 1.5 Resources for Broadband Estimates of CPV Performance; 1.5.1 Broadband Direct Beam Radiation Data Resources; 1.5.2 Typical Meteorological Year Data for CPV Performance Estimates; 1.5.3 CPV Spectral Performance Issues; 1.6 Sunshape; 1.6.1 The Solar Disk; 1.6.2 Circumsolar Radiation; The Lawrence Berkeley Circumsolar Telescope Data; 1.6.3 Recent Circumsolar Radiation Research; 1.7 Direct Solar Radiation Climates; 1.7.1 Measurement Networks and Data
1.7.2 Concentrating Solar Power Site Selection1.7.3 Concentrating Solar Power Resource Map Examples; 1.7.4 Solar Resource Maps and Data Internet Resources; 1.8 Consensus Standards for Direct Solar Radiation Applications; 1.8.1 World Radiometric Reference; 1.8.2 Solar Radiometric Instrumentation Calibration; 1.8.3 Spectral Calibration Standards; 1.8.4 Standard and Reference Spectral Distributions; Glossary; List of Acronyms; List of Symbols; References; 2: Concentrator Multijunction Solar Cells; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Fundamentals; 2.2.1 Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Cells A Solar Cell Primer2.2.1.2 Solar Cell Optimum Bandgap; Basic Solar Cell I-V Curve; 2.2.2 Fundamentals of Multijunction Solar Cells; Losses in Solar Cells; Multijunction Solar Cells as a Response to Minimize Losses; Multijunction Solar Cells and CPV; 2.3 Multijunction Solar Cell Structures; 2.3.1 Historical Development of Multijunction PV Converters; Spectral Splitting Systems; Mechanical Stack of Solar Cells and Multi-terminal Devices; Monolithic Two-terminal Multijunction Solar Cells
Summary Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV) is one of the most promising technologies to produce solar electricity at competitive prices. High performing CPV systems with efficiencies well over 30% and multi-megawatt CPV plants are now a reality. Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV) is one of the most promising technologies to produce solar electricity at competitive prices. High performing CPV systems with efficiencies well over 30% and multi-megawatt CPV plants are now a reality. As a result of these achievements, the global CPV market is expected to grow dramatically over the next few years reaching cumulative installed capacity of 12.5 GW by 2020. In this context, both new and consolidated players are moving fast to gain a strategic advantage in this emerging market. Written with clear, brief and self-contained technical explanations, Handbook of Concentrator Photovoltaic Technology provides a complete overview of CPV covering: the fundamentals of solar radiation, solar cells, concentrator optics, modules and trackers; all aspects of characterization and reliability; case studies based on the description of actual systems and plants in the field; environmental impact, market potential and cost analysis. CPV technology is at a key point of expansion. This timely handbook aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of all CPV scientific, technological and engineering background with a view to equipping engineers and industry professionals with all of the vital information they need to help them sustain the impetus of this encouraging technology. Key features:Uniquely combines an explanation of the fundamentals of CPV systems and components with an overview of the market place and their real-life applications. Each chapter is written by well-known industry specialists with extensive expertise in each particular field of CPV technology. Reviews the basic concepts of multi-junction solar cells and new concepts for CPV cells, highlighting the key differences between them. Demonstrates the state of the art of several CPV centres and companies. Facilitates future cost calculation models for CPV. Features extensive case studies in each chapter, including coverage of CPV modules and systems.
Other Author Algora, Carlos, editor.
Rey-Stolle, Ignacio, editor.
Other Title Print version: Handbook of concentrator photovoltaic technology. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2016 9781118472965