Performance of 3-Sun Mirror Modules on Sun Tracking Carousels on Flat Roof Buildings
Commercial buildings represent a near term market for cost competitive solar electric power provided installation costs and solar photovoltaic module costs can be reduced. JX Crystals has developed a carousel sun tracker that is prefabricated and can easily be deployed on building flat roof tops without roof penetration. JX Crystals is also developing 3-sun PV mirror modules where less expensive mirrors are substituted for two-thirds of the expensive single crystal silicon solar cell surface area. Carousels each with four 3-sun modules have been set up at two sites, specifically at Oak Ridge National Lab and at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. The test results for these systems are presented.
Buildings; Crystals; Flat roofs; Mirrors; Photovoltaic cells; Photovoltaic power generation; Photovoltaic power systems – Costs; Photovoltaic power systems – Testing; Silicon solar cells; Solar cells
Energy Systems | Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability
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Hurt, R. A.,
Boehm, R. F.
Performance of 3-Sun Mirror Modules on Sun Tracking Carousels on Flat Roof Buildings.
Proceedings of SPIE, 7043