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Comparison of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) configuration for photovoltaic (PV) application

Mohd Isa, Murniza (2016) Comparison of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) configuration for photovoltaic (PV) application. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) is a well-known technology that relies essentially on the design and fabrication of a concentrator optic part and with the use of Compound Parabolic Concentrator (CPC) as a basic shape. However, common drawbacks of the 3-dimension (3-D) CPC are the decreasing geometrical concentration ratio which leads to the reduction of the optical and cell output performance. The aim of this research is to perform comparative studies of the Rectangular Compound Parabolic Concentrator (RCPC) by combining reflective surface and refractive dielectric materials. The proposed concentrator model was designed by intersecting two 2-dimension (2-D) compound parabolic concentrators (CPC). A basic formulation characteristic of CPC shape was used to create RCPC design configuration with a geometrical concentration ratio of 4 and a maximum half acceptance angle

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ807-830 Renewable energy sources
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 07:34
Last Modified: 09 May 2017 07:34
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9095
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