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Performance of 3-sun mirror modules on sun tracking carousels on flat roof buildings
Author(s): Lewis Fraas; James Avery; Leonid Minkin; Curt Maxey; Tony Gehl; Rick Hurt; Robert Boehm
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7043, High and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications III, 704305 (28 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.793179
Show Author Affiliations
Lewis Fraas, JX Crystals, Inc. (United States)
James Avery, JX Crystals, Inc. (United States)
Leonid Minkin, JX Crystals, Inc. (United States)
Curt Maxey, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Tony Gehl, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
Rick Hurt, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
Robert Boehm, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7043:
High and Low Concentration for Solar Electric Applications III
Martha Symko-Davies, Editor(s)

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