Performance of 1 KW Peak Concentrating Photovoltaic Array

  • G. Sala
  • F. Chenlo


The R.A. concentrating photovoltaic array has been measured during its first year of operation. Electrical, optical and mechanical performances are presented in this paper. The overall efficiency is 4%. This low value is due to non uniform illumination and to dispersion of the solar cell characteristics.


Solar Cell Fresnel Lens Uniform Illumination Photovoltaic Array Connection Loss 
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© ECSC, EEC, EAEC, Brussels and Luxembourg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Sala
    • 1
  • F. Chenlo
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Energía Solar — E.T.S.I.T.Universidad Politécnica MadridSpain

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