Title

Simulation and Optimization of a Concentrated Photovoltaic System

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2006

Publication Title

Journal of Solar Energy Engineering

Volume

128

Issue

2

First page number:

139

Last page number:

145

Abstract

Reported here is the development, using results of analysis and experiments, and optimization of a numerical model for a concentrated photovoltaic system. Models for the two major components of the system (cooling system and receiver) are developed separately from one another and then linked to simulate the performance for the entire system. The model is linked to yearly weather data and the optimization routines included in MATLAB are then used to select the input parameters (pump size, number of radiators, fan speed, etc.) which maximize the solar to electrical conversion efficiency of the system.

Keywords

Photovoltaic power generation; Photovoltaic power systems; Solar concentrators – Efficiency

Disciplines

Energy Systems | Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Power and Energy | Sustainability

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1115/1.2183802

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