Statistical thermodynamic foundation for photovoltaic and photothermal conversion III: application to hybrid solar convertors


Badescu, Viorel, Landsberg, Peter T. and De Vos, Alexis (1997) Statistical thermodynamic foundation for photovoltaic and photothermal conversion III: application to hybrid solar convertors. Journal of Applied Physics, 81, (8), 3692-3699. (doi:10.1063/1.365490).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.365490

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This article considers different optimized applications of hybrid (i.e., combined) solar converters (which are devices to generate simultaneously electrical power, mechanical power, and, possibly, thermal energy). A theoretical model proposed recently by the authors is used. An improved model to evaluate upper bounds for the efficiency of photovoltaic converters is elaborated. Its predictions are used to discuss the performance of hybrid converters. It follows that band gap materials are appropriate for these combined converters.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0021-8979 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
ePrint ID: 29161
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:17
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29161

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