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Indoor operation of 1000x multijunction cells by fibre transmission (PV-FIBRE)

Objective

The project proposes to develop an indoor cell receiver made of substrate plates carrying small high efficiency (30%) multi-junction solar cells operating at l000X using conventional two axis tracking low cost sunlight concentrators. The transmission of the concentrated light will be carried out by means of optical fibres that will share the beam focused on a transparent light to the indoor located cells. In this way, all the problems associated to outdoor operation are avoided with a better controlled indoors . The project will develop a complete 25% efficient system of 200 Wpeak, consisting of 200 monolithic ML cells each 5 mm2 in size, mounted on heat sink plates located indoor. The objective is to develop complete alternative concentrator systems for such cells, the most promising way today to reach cost competitiveness. Three R&D centres and a company, each specialised in every part of the project form this European consortium.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Address
C/ Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid
Spain

Participants (3)

CERAMOPTEC GMBH
Germany
Address
8,Siemensstraße 12
53121 Bonn
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.*
Germany
Address
Heidenhofstrasse 2
79110 Freiburg (In Breisgau)
INSPIRA SL
Spain
Address
Calle Chile 10, Edificio Madrid-92, Oficina 015
28230 Las Rozas De Madrid