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Gallium Arsenide Photovoltaic Dense Array for Concentrator Applications
Author(s): J. J. Wiczer; J. A. Cape; J. S. Harris Jr.
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on the design, fabrication and testino of a "dense array" consisting of 16 overlapped linear modules each containing 16 contiguous 1 cm x 1.25 cm GaAs concentrator cells in a row. The overlapping is done so that only active cell area is presented to the concentrated sunlight. The array presents a frontal area of 320 cm2 and is designed to yield a system output of ~230 volts at 20-25 amps at 1000 SUNs. The results of tests carried out at Sandia's Central Receiver Test Facility at concentrations up to 1500 SUNs and temperatures to 185° C will be presented.

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Date Published: 25 November 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0248, Role of Electro-Optics in Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, (25 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.970594
Show Author Affiliations
J. J. Wiczer, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
J. A. Cape, Rockwell International Electronics Research Center (United States)
J. S. Harris Jr., Rockwell International Electronics Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0248:
Role of Electro-Optics in Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Satyendra K. Deb, Editor(s)

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