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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ENK5-CT-2002-00617

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 October 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 557 006

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 997

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Address

C/ Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid

Spain

Participants (5)

BP SOLAR ESPANA SA

Spain

CENTER FOR SOLAR ENERGY AND HYDROGEN RESEARCH BADEN-WÜRTEMBERG

Germany

INSPIRA SL

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI FERRARA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ENK5-CT-2002-00617

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 October 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 557 006

  • EU contribution

    € 1 499 997

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain