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Design of astromesh deployable concentrator used in space concentrating photovoltaic system
Author(s): Hongcai Ma; Guang Jin; Xing Zhong; Yuan Zhang; Peng Zhang
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Paper Abstract

For the improvement of space photovoltaic cell efficiency, an astromesh deployable concentrator for space concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system is proposed. A deployable solar parabolic concentrator with an aperture radius of 3 m and a concentration power of 35 kW has been designed. The astromesh deployable concentrator has a high degree of solar concentration, lightweight, and easy deployment, which has an advantage over inflatable deployable concentrator and rigid concentrator. We analyse the performance of the CPV system simulated by software Lighttools, and the results indicate the CPV system can generate 270W electrical energy per kilogram, so the utilization of solar energy have been enhanced effectively. This system can be used for the support of various spacecrafts power and space solar power station.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8419, 6th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optoelectronic Materials and Devices for Sensing, Imaging, and Solar Energy, 84193B (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.958605
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Hongcai Ma, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Guang Jin, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Xing Zhong, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Yuan Zhang, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Peng Zhang, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Graduate Univ. of Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8419:
6th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optoelectronic Materials and Devices for Sensing, Imaging, and Solar Energy
Yadong Jiang; Junsheng Yu; Zhifeng Wang, Editor(s)

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