Numerical analysis of the optical concentration effects on split-spectrum solar cell system

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Abstract

An numerical analysis is presented to exhibit the potential of split spectrum solar cell system (SSSCS) to push solar energy conversion beyond 50% and to reveal the essential role of optical concentration in such system. In the analysis, it is assumed that an ideal optical system is used to split the solar spectrum and concentrate the radiation into six-solar-cell system. The simulation is performed using Solar Cell Capacitance Simulator (SCAPS) where the parameters of the used materials are extracted from literature and the transport is assumed ideal. With such ideal situation, an efficiency of 46.218% can be achieved without concentration. This can be pushed to 50.06% with 10 Sun concentration and to 53.85% with 100 Sun concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1017-1020
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201321 Jun 2013

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Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period16/6/1321/6/13

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Numerical analysis
Solar cells
Sun
Energy conversion
Optical systems
Solar energy
Capacitance
Simulators
Radiation

Keywords

  • Optical concentration
  • SCAPS
  • Solar cells
  • Split spectrum solar cell system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Hossain, M., Bousselham, A., & Alharbi, F. (2013). Numerical analysis of the optical concentration effects on split-spectrum solar cell system. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 1017-1020). [6744313] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744313

Numerical analysis of the optical concentration effects on split-spectrum solar cell system. / Hossain, Mohammad; Bousselham, Abdelkader; Alharbi, Fahhad.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. p. 1017-1020 6744313.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hossain, M, Bousselham, A & Alharbi, F 2013, Numerical analysis of the optical concentration effects on split-spectrum solar cell system. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 6744313, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1017-1020, 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013, Tampa, FL, United States, 16/6/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744313
Hossain M, Bousselham A, Alharbi F. Numerical analysis of the optical concentration effects on split-spectrum solar cell system. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2013. p. 1017-1020. 6744313 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6744313
Hossain, Mohammad ; Bousselham, Abdelkader ; Alharbi, Fahhad. / Numerical analysis of the optical concentration effects on split-spectrum solar cell system. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. pp. 1017-1020
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