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Concentrating Photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies

Deliverables

Project Website is online

The project website with at least a presentation of the project and the consortium will be published on the internet

Overview article on CPV and CPVMatch

One overview article on CPV and the project in respective magazines for the general public like EU Projects Magazine submitted

LCA and LCC – report

A data collection focused on cost data and on environmental hotspots. A final report that will summarize the results and interpretations of Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle cost studies of mirror-based HCPV modules and Fresnel-lens-based HCPV modules.

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Publications

Component cell-based restriction of spectral conditions and the impact on CPV module power rating

Author(s): Marc Steiner, Matt Muller, Gerald Siefer, Andreas W. Bett
Published in: Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 2018, Page(s) 1-8, ISSN 1062-7995
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/pip.2991

Four-Junction Wafer-Bonded Concentrator Solar Cells

Author(s): Frank Dimroth, Thomas N. D. Tibbits, Markus Niemeyer, Felix Predan, Paul Beutel, Christian Karcher, Eduard Oliva, Gerald Siefer, David Lackner, Peter Fus-Kailuweit, Andreas W. Bett, Rainer Krause, Charlotte Drazek, Eric Guiot, Jocelyne Wasselin, Aurelie Tauzin, Thomas Signamarcheix
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 6/1, 2016, Page(s) 343-349, ISSN 2156-3381
Publisher: IEEE Electron Devices Society
DOI: 10.1109/jphotov.2015.2501729

A Tool to Characterize the Electrical Influence of the Thermal and Mechanical Behaviors of Materials of Optics for CPV applications

Author(s): Arnaud Ritou, Olivier Raccurt, Philippe Voarino, Pierre Besson, Mathieu Baudrit
Published in: MRS Advances, 2/53, 2017, Page(s) 3123-3128, ISSN 2059-8521
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
DOI: 10.1557/adv.2017.463

Extracting Nonradiative Parameters in III–V Semiconductors Using Double Heterostructures on Active p-n Junctions

Author(s): Alexandre W. Walker, Jonas Schon, Frank Dimroth
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 8/2, 2018, Page(s) 633-639, ISSN 2156-3381
Publisher: IEEE Electron Devices Society
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2777667

Spectral Impact on Multijunction Solar Cells Obtained by Means of Component Cells of a Different Technology

Author(s): Ruben Nunez, Marta Victoria, Stephen Askins, Ignacio Anton, Cesar Dominguez, Rebeca Herrero, Gabriel Sala
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 8/2, 2018, Page(s) 646-653, ISSN 2156-3381
Publisher: IEEE Electron Devices Society
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2782561

Spectrally-resolved measurement of concentrated light distributions for Fresnel lens concentrators

Author(s): P. Besson, P. McVey White, C. Dominguez, P. Voarino, P. Garcia-Linares, M. Lemiti, H. Schriemer, K. Hinzer, M. Baudrit
Published in: Optics Express, 24/2, 2016, Page(s) A397, ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher: Optical Society of America
DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.00A397

Indoor Experimental Assessment of the Efficiency and Irradiance Spot of the Achromatic Doublet on Glass (ADG) Fresnel Lens for Concentrating Photovoltaics

Author(s): Guido Vallerotto, Marta Victoria, Stephen Askins, Ignacio Antón, Gabriel Sala, Rebeca Herrero, César Domínguez
Published in: Journal of Visualized Experiments, 128, 2017, Page(s) 1-9, ISSN 1940-087X
Publisher: MYJoVE Corporation
DOI: 10.3791/56269

Design and modeling of a cost-effective achromatic Fresnel lens for concentrating photovoltaics

Author(s): Guido Vallerotto, Marta Victoria, Stephen Askins, Rebeca Herrero, César Domínguez, Ignacio Antón, Gabriel Sala
Published in: Optics Express, 24/18, 2016, Page(s) A1245, ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher: Optical Society of America
DOI: 10.1364/OE.24.0A1245

Broadband antireflective coating stack based on mesoporous silica by acid-catalyzed sol-gel method for concentrated photovoltaic application

Author(s): Cecilia Agustín-Sáenz, José Ángel Sánchez-García, Maider Machado, Marta Brizuela, Oihana Zubillaga, Agnieszka Tercjak
Published in: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 186, 2018, Page(s) 154-164, ISSN 0927-0248
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2018.06.040

Minority carrier diffusion length, lifetime and mobility in p-type GaAs and GaInAs

Author(s): M. Niemeyer, J. Ohlmann, A. W. Walker, P. Kleinschmidt, R. Lang, T. Hannappel, F. Dimroth, D. Lackner
Published in: Journal of Applied Physics, 122/11, 2017, Page(s) 115702, ISSN 0021-8979
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
DOI: 10.1063/1.5002630

CPVMatch - Concentrating photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies

Author(s): Simon P. Philipps, Mathieu Baudrit, Karla Hillerich, Valentine Moreau, Rolando Parmesani, Eduardo Román, Gabriel Sala, Bernd Schineller, Gianluca Timò, Andreas W. Bett
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1766, 1766, 2016, Page(s) 060002, ISBN 978-0-7354-1424-2
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.4962092

Characterization of the influence of temperature on achromatic mirrors by means of METHOD

Author(s): Philippe Voarino, Arnaud Ritou, Clément Weick, Pablo Garcia-Linares, Pierre Besson, Mathieu Baudrit
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1766, 1766, 2016, Page(s) 050008, ISBN 978-0-7354-1424-2
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.4962090

Rating of CPV modules: Results of module round robins

Author(s): Marc Steiner, Gerald Siefer, Mathieu Baudrit, Stephen Askins, César Domínguez, Ignacio Antón, Francesco Roca, Raffaele Fucci, Carmine Cancro, Antonio Romano, Giorgio Graditi, Paola Maria Pugliatti, Agnese Di Stefano, Robert Kenny, Matthew Norton, Alessandro Minuto, Paolo Morabito, Matthew Muller, Daniel Riley, Larry Pratt
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1766, 1766, 2016, Page(s) 040005, ISBN 978-0-7354-1424-2
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.4962082

A novel achromatic Fresnel lens for high concentrating photovoltaic systems

Author(s): Guido Vallerotto, Stephen Askins, Marta Victoria, Ignacio Antón, Gabriel Sala
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1766, 1766, 2016, Page(s) 050007, ISBN 978-0-7354-1424-2
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.4962089

Measuring primary lens efficiency: A proposal for standardization

Author(s): Marta Victoria, Stephen Askins, Rebeca Herrero, César Domínguez, Rubén Nuñez, Ignacio Antón, Gabriel Sala
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1766, 1766, 2016, Page(s) 120001, ISBN 978-0-7354-1424-2
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.4962123

Hybrid dome with total internal reflector as a secondary optical element for CPV

Author(s): Stephen Askins, Marta Victoria, Rebeca Herrero, César Domínguez, Ignacio Antón, Gabriel Sala
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1766, 1766, 2016, Page(s) 050002, ISBN 978-0-7354-1424-2
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.4962084

Power rating based on two different spectroheliometers with lattice-matched (LM) and upright metamorphic (UMM) component solar cells

Author(s): César Domínguez, Rebeca Herrero, Rubén Núñez, Ignacio Antón, Gabriel Sala, Emilio Agudo
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1766, 1766, 2016, Page(s) 100002, ISBN 978-0-7354-1424-2
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.4962117

Uncertainty estimation of spectral matching ratio based power rating of CPV modules

Author(s): Marc Steiner, Gerald Siefer, Andreas W. Bett
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1881, 1881, 2017, Page(s) 060001, ISBN 978-0-7354-1561-4
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.5001433

Spectrally-resolved optical efficiency using a multi-junction cell as light sensor: Application cases

Author(s): Marta Victoria, César Domínguez, Norman Jost, Guido Vallerotto, Ignacio Antón, Gabriel Sala
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1881, 1881, 2017, Page(s) 030011, ISBN 978-0-7354-1561-4
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.5001422

CPVMatch - Concentrating Photovoltaic modules using advanced technologies and cells for highest efficiencies

Author(s): S.P. Philipps, M. Baudrit, K. Hillerich, V. Moreau, R. Parmesani, E. Román Medina, G. Sala, B. Schineller, G. Timò, A.W. Bett
Published in: Proceedings of the 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, 20-24 June 2016, Munich, Germany, 2016, 2016, Page(s) 1393 - 1398, ISBN 3-936338-41-8
Publisher: WIP Renewable Energies
DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-4CV.1.4

Using a multi-junction cell receiver as self-detector for spectrally-resolved optical efficiency measurement of concentrators

Author(s): Cesar Dominguez, Marta Victoria, Valentin Perez, Steve Askins, Rebeca Herrero, Ignacio Anton, Gabriel Sala
Published in: 2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2016, Page(s) 2333-2336, ISBN 978-1-5090-2724-8
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2016.7750055

Design and analysis of performance of a DC power optimizer for HCPV systems within CPVMatch project

Author(s): Ricardo Alonso, Ainhoa Pereda, Eneko Bilbao, Jose Antonio Cortajarena, Iñigo Vidaurrazaga, Eduardo Román
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 2012, 050001 (2018), 2018, Page(s) 050001
Publisher: Author(s)
DOI: 10.1063/1.5053522

Improvements in the manufacturing process of achromatic doublet on glass (ADG) Fresnel lens

Author(s): Guido Vallerotto, Marta Victoria, Stephen Askins, Ignacio Antón, Gabriel Sala
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 2012, 2018, 2018, Page(s) 030009
Publisher: Author(s)
DOI: 10.1063/1.5053508

Impact of the temperature dependence of CPV optics transmittance on the current mismatch of multi-junction solar cells

Author(s): Norman Jost, Rubén Núñez, Marta Victoria, César Domínguez, Ignacio Antón, Stephen Askins
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 2012, 2018, 2018, Page(s) 080006
Publisher: Author(s)
DOI: 10.1063/1.5053534

From component to multi-junction solar cells for spectral monitoring

Author(s): Norman Jost, Ignacio Antón, Rubén Nuñez, Stephen Askins, Luis J. San José, Guido Vallerotto, Rebeca Herrero, Marta Victoria, César Domínguez, Gabriel Sala
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 2012, 2018, 2018, Page(s) 100002
Publisher: Author(s)
DOI: 10.1063/1.5053546

MOVPE SiGeSn development for the next generation four junction solar cells

Author(s): Gianluca Timò, Giovanni Abagnale, Nicola Armani, Marco Calicchio, Bernd Schineller
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 2012, 2018, 2018, Page(s) 040011
Publisher: Author(s)
DOI: 10.1063/1.5053519

A manufacturable achromatic fresnel lens for CPV

Author(s): Stephen Askins, Guido Vallerotto, Marta Victoria, Rebeca Herrero, Cesar Dominguez, Ignacio Anton, Gabriel Sala
Published in: 2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2016, Page(s) 0204-0209, ISBN 978-1-5090-2724-8
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2016.7749579

Optical design of an off-axis mirror based solar concentrator

Author(s): Franco Trespidi, Gianluca Timò
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1881, 1881, 2017, Page(s) 030008, ISBN 978-0-7354-1561-4
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.5001419

Optical modelling based on angle and temperature dependent EQE measurements on III-V multi-junction solar cells

Author(s): Sarah Bernardis, Philippe Voarino, Franco Trespidi, Anthony Barbot, Ioannis Tsanakas, Gianluca Timò, Mathieu Baudrit
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1881, 1881, 2017, Page(s) 070003, ISBN 978-0-7354-1561-4
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.5001436

Innovative test facility for a comparative outdoor CPV modules characterization

Author(s): Alessandro Minuto, Gianluca Timò
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1881, 1881, 2017, Page(s) 020009, ISBN 978-0-7354-1561-4
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.5001408

Experimental characterization of achromatic doublet on glass (ADG) Fresnel lenses

Author(s): Guido Vallerotto, Marta Victoria, Stephen Askins, Ignacio Antón, Gabriel Sala
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1881, 1881, 2017, Page(s) 030010, ISBN 978-0-7354-1561-4
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.5001421

Achromatic lens casting nearly uniform irradiance over MJ solar cells

Author(s): Marta Victoria, Guido Vallerotto, Stephen Askins, Ignacio Antón, Gabriel Sala
Published in: European PV Solar Energy Conference, 2017
Publisher: European PV Solar Energy Conference

Fabrication of highly efficient four-junction solar cells by surface-activated wafer-bonding

Author(s): F. Predan, S. Heckelmann, M. Niemeyer, D. Lackner, A. Kovacs, R.E. Dunin-Borkowski, W. Jager, F. Dimroth
Published in: 2017 5th International Workshop on Low Temperature Bonding for 3D Integration (LTB-3D), 2017, Page(s) 37-37, ISBN 978-4-904743-03-4
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.23919/LTB-3D.2017.7947433

Shape characterization of the primary mirror of a mirror based solar concentrator

Author(s): Franco Trespidi, Emanuele Malvisi, Rolando Parmesani
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings volume 1881, 1881, 2017, Page(s) 030009, ISBN 978-0-7354-1561-4
Publisher: AIP Publishing
DOI: 10.1063/1.5001420

Progress in R&D on CPV cells and modules for highest efficiencies within the EU-funded project CPVMatch: Presentation held at CPV 2017, 13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, Ottawa, Canada, May 01 - 03, 2017

Author(s): Philipps, S.; Baudrit, M.; Grange, F.; Hillerich, K.; Parmesani, R.; Román, E.
Published in: AIP Conference Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics, 1881, 2017
Publisher: AIP Publishing

Progress in R&D on CPV cells and modules for highest efficiencies within the EU-funded project CPVMatch - presentation at CPV-13 conference, Ottawa, Canada, May 1-3, 2017

Author(s): S.P. Philipps, M. Baudrit,F. Grange, K. Hillerich, R. Parmesani, E. Román, G. Sala, B. Schineller, G. Timò, A.W. Bett
Published in: 2017
Publisher: AIP

Modelling SMRs by means of standardized component cells spectral index Presentation only, at the CPV14 conference in Puertollano, Spain, 2018

Author(s): R. Núñez, I. Antón, R. Herrero, M. Victoria, C. Domínguez, S. Askins, N. Jost, L.J. San José and G. Sala
Published in: 2018
Publisher: AIP

High performance III-V multi-junction solar cells enabled by metamorphic growth and wafer bonding

Author(s): F. Dimroth
Published in: The 17th European Workshop on Metal-Organic Vapour Phase Epitaxy (EW-MOVPE 17), 2017
Publisher: INAC