24 August 2010 Low holographic concentration effects on CIGS
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We present the results of combining copper indium gallium (di)selenide (CIGS) photovoltaic cells with holographic planar concentrating film over a broad range of illumination levels. The film, originally designed for silicon bifacial solar applications worked well with the CIGS cells. The Voc, cell efficiency and fill factor reached full operating values at lower light levels; with a significant boost in performance being recorded. The holographic regions of the concentrator act as extended heat transfer surfaces, allowing the CIGS cells to operate at lower operational temperatures than they normally would in a traditional PV application.
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Jose E. Castillo, Jose E. Castillo, Juan M. Russo, Juan M. Russo, Deming Zhang, Deming Zhang, Raymond K. Kostuk, Raymond K. Kostuk, Glenn A. Rosenberg, Glenn A. Rosenberg, } "Low holographic concentration effects on CIGS", Proc. SPIE 7769, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications V, 77690L (24 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.862038; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.862038
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