Data for: Plastic Optical Materials for Embedded CPV Windows produce higher Power to Weight ratios than standard PV

Published: 8 July 2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/p8ckbnb73y.1
Katie Shanks


Transmittance of optical materials manufactured as Crossed Compound Parabolic Concentrators (CCPC). External Quantum Efficiency of Mono-Si Solar Cell, with and without CCPC optics attached to show optical losses as incident light passes straight through optic to cell and also measurements when light is incident at 30 degrees and undergoes reflection off CCPC side wall before reaching Mono Si cell. I-V traces of Mono Si cell on its own under 1000W/m2 AM1.5 Light for continuous exposure until cell temperature reached ~55 degrees and the I-V curve broke down indicating failure. I-V traces of Mono Si Cell with CCPC optics attached and under same exposure of light, comparing temperature of cell, short circuit current, open circuit voltage, fill factor, efficiency and power output of prototypes. More detail and clarity can be added upon acceptance of paper or via email with corresponding Author.



Engineering, Physics, Solar Energy, Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cell, Thermal Analysis, Optical Absorption, Efficiency Analysis