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Close-packed cell arrays for dish concentrators


Lasich, J. B., Cleeve, A., Kaila, N., Ganakas, G., Timmons, M., Venkatasubramanian, R., ... Hills, J. (1994). Close-packed cell arrays for dish concentrators. In IEEE First World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, conference record of the Twenty Fourth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 1994 : Waikoloa, Hawaii, December 5-9, 1994., pp. 1938–1941. Waikoloa, HI: .


The two main components of the system under development are: (1) PV modules with close-packed cells for "stacking" into fully active receivers of any scale; and (2) parabolic dish concentrator system with supports and interface. The advantages of such a system are outlined for GaAs and Si receivers. The system requirements and performance are discussed