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Identification and development of the optimum si-cells concentrator technology for pv power systems (IDEOCONTE)

Objective

This project proposes to identify the most adequate level of concentration and tracking system able to achieve the EC costs goals using silicon solar cells. The work will consist of merging the European know how on concentrators in this project, to build 6 types of arrays which concentration levels will range from2X to over 100X, using static, passive and active single-axis tracking and double axis tracking. These systems will incorporate improvements and qualification of previous developed components in order to produce mature prototypes of representative size. Each system will be installed in 3 sites (Stuttgart, Ferraraand Madrid) where simultaneous and uniform monitoring will inform about performance, generation and energy cost of each system in any climate. The information obtained will be of commercial interest to manufacturers who envisage a market for arrays in the 100-to 2000 kWp range in a near future.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

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

Participants (5)

BP SOLAR ESPANA SA
Spain
Address
5,P.i Tres Cantos Zona Oeste S/n
28760 Tres Cantos
CENTER FOR SOLAR ENERGY AND HYDROGEN RESEARCH BADEN-WÜRTEMBERG
Germany
Address
Hessbruehlstrasse 21C
70565 Stuttgart
INSPIRA SL
Spain
Address
Calle Chile 10, Edificio Madrid-92, Oficina 015
28230 Las Rozas De Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
Address
Shore Road
BT37 0QB Newtown Abbey
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA
Italy
Address
Via Paradiso 12
44100 Ferrara