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Energy prediction of Amonix solar power plants
Author(s): Geoffrey S. Kinsey; Kenneth Stone; Vahan Garboushian
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Paper Abstract

Amonix has installed over 300 kW of systems using III-V multijunction cells. The Amonix 7500 Solar Power Generator, rated at 38 kWAC, generated over 90 MW-hr during its first twelve months of operation. A model of system performance using a meteorological database and applying the effects of losses in the optical and power paths predicted field performance to within 1% after twelve months of operation. The energy yield of power plants employing Amonix systems is expected to exceed 2700 kW-hr/kW. Systems installed in 2010 are expected to deliver a 10% increase in performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7769, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications V, 77690B (24 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.860188
Show Author Affiliations
Geoffrey S. Kinsey, Amonix Inc. (United States)
Kenneth Stone, Amonix Inc. (United States)
Vahan Garboushian, Amonix Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7769:
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications V
Lori E. Greene; Raed A. Sherif, Editor(s)

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