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

Statistical thermodynamic foundation for photovoltaic and photothermal conversion III: application to hybrid solar convertors
Statistical thermodynamic foundation for photovoltaic and photothermal conversion III: application to hybrid solar convertors
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.
0021-8979
3692-3699
Badescu, Viorel
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Landsberg, Peter T.
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De Vos, Alexis
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Badescu, Viorel
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Landsberg, Peter T.
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De Vos, Alexis
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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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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.

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Published date: 1997

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Local EPrints ID: 29161
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29161
ISSN: 0021-8979
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Date deposited: 13 Mar 2007
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 19:09

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