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Design of concentrating elements with CIS thin-film solar cells for facade integration

Brogren, M; Wennerberg, J; Kapper, R and Karlsson, Björn LU (2003) In Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 75(3-4). p.567-575
Abstract
A concentrating photovoltaic wall element, including Cu(In, Ga)Se-2-based modules, aluminum reflectors, and an insulation for building integration, has been developed and evaluated. The geometric concentration ratio of the system is about 3 x. However, the measured maximum electric power from the modules is only 1.9 times that of identical vertical modules without reflectors, due to optical losses and a decrease in fill-factor from 0.6 to 0.5 under concentrated light. The optical efficiency of the system is 76% at an effective solar height of 40degrees. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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Cu(In, Ga)Se-2, module design, parabolic concentrators, building integration
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  abstract     = {A concentrating photovoltaic wall element, including Cu(In, Ga)Se-2-based modules, aluminum reflectors, and an insulation for building integration, has been developed and evaluated. The geometric concentration ratio of the system is about 3 x. However, the measured maximum electric power from the modules is only 1.9 times that of identical vertical modules without reflectors, due to optical losses and a decrease in fill-factor from 0.6 to 0.5 under concentrated light. The optical efficiency of the system is 76% at an effective solar height of 40degrees. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Brogren, M and Wennerberg, J and Kapper, R and Karlsson, Björn},
  issn         = {0927-0248},
  keyword      = {Cu(In,Ga)Se-2,module design,parabolic concentrators,building integration},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3-4},
  pages        = {567--575},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells},
  title        = {Design of concentrating elements with CIS thin-film solar cells for facade integration},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/},
  volume       = {75},
  year         = {2003},
}