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Indoor characterisation of a reverse truncated pyramid concentrator

Tamuno-Ibuomi, Lewis Osikibo and Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus and Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto and Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo and Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa and Bani, Nurul Aini and Chan, Hwang See and Faisal, Nadimul Haque and Sellami, Nazmi (2021) Indoor characterisation of a reverse truncated pyramid concentrator. In: 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2021, 20 - 25 June 2021, Fort Lauderdale, United States.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC43889.2021.9518741


The development of concentrating photovoltaic (PV) started in 1960s and over the years, a variety of concentrator designs have been explored. One of its applications is for use in building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) with the aim of producing a cheaper alternative to a traditional PV panel. This paper presents the experimental characterization of a low concentrating photovoltaic (LCPV) unit that utilizes a reverse truncated pyramid (RTP) concentrator design. The RTP has a geometrical gain of 3.61 and a total height of 40 mm. The result from indoor characterization shows that the RTP-PV device could achieve an opto-electronic gain of 3.0 with a measured half-acceptance angle of ±23.8. The RTP-PV can be used as a suitable alternative to traditional solar PV panels.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:indoor characterization, photovoltaic, reverse truncated pyramid
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:98173
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:06 Dec 2022 11:57
Last Modified:06 Dec 2022 11:57

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