Multiple Source Photovoltaics
The work flux output of a solar cell subject to n black-body pumping sources is optimised in an approximate sense (investigated in earlier papers). Some theoretical efficiency curves are shown for a three-source situation. The various resulting efficiencies are analysed and compared. Further, an appropriately generalised solar cell equation is found and discussed. A relation with the generalised Shockley-Queisser efficiency is also established for the new extended setting. The one, two and three dimensional cases are covered in a single formalism.
KeywordsSolar Cell Solid Angle Entropy Generation Approximate Maximum Number Flux
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