Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper • Open Access

Performance of Amonix multijunction arrays
Author(s): Vahan Garboushian; Geoffrey S. Kinsey; Kenneth Stone; Clark Crawford; Robert Gordon

Paper Abstract

After twenty years of commercial deployments of concentrator photovoltaic systems using silicon cells, Amonix has built a new generation of systems designed for III-V multijunction cells. The resulting 7th-generation systems yield a considerable performance dividend in the field-proven system design. The first systems, operating in Las Vegas, NV, achieve AC efficiencies in excess of 25%. Detailed modeling of the cell and system parameters provides a prediction of energy generation that is within 3% of the measured energy after seven months of operation. The predicted annual yield in this location is over 2600 kW-hr/kW.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7407, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications IV, 740703 (24 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826624
Show Author Affiliations
Vahan Garboushian, Amonix Inc. (United States)
Geoffrey S. Kinsey, Amonix Inc. (United States)
Kenneth Stone, Amonix Inc. (United States)
Clark Crawford, Amonix Inc. (United States)
Robert Gordon, Amonix Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7407:
High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications IV
Lori E. Greene, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top
Sign in to read the full article
Create a free SPIE account to get access to
premium articles and original research
Forgot your username?