TwinFocus, a concentrated photovoltaic module based on mature technologies
1 Centro Fermi, P.zza del Viminale 1, 00184 Roma, Italy
2 Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Padova, via Marzolo 8, 35131 Padova, Italy
3 AtemEnergia srl, Gall. Borromeo 3, 35137 Padova, Italy
4 Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, via Venezia 1, 35131 Padova, Italy
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Published online: 10 December 2014
Among solar power generation, concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) based on multijunction (MJ) solar cells, is one of the most promising technology for hot climates. The fact that multijunction solar cells based on direct band gap semiconductors demonstrate lower dependence on temperature than silicon solar cells boosted their use in concentrated photovoltaics modules. Departing from the mainstream design of Fresnel lenses, the CPV module based on TwinFocus design with off-axis quasi parabolic mirrors differentiates itself for its compactness and the possibility of easy integration also in roof-top applications. A detailed description of the module and of the systems will be given together with measured performances, and expectations for the next release.
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