Analytical modeling results are reported for a tandem luminescent solar concentrator system utilizing Si nanocrystal luminophores in the bottom junction and a variety of candidate top junction luminophores. A multicrystalline Si photovoltaic cell is used for the Si nanocrystal junction and a thin-film GaAs cell is used for the top. Three of the five top luminophores tested enhance the power conversion efficiency while maintaining the aesthetic quality of the system, confirming that Si nanocrystals can be used in tandem luminescent solar concentrators and emphasizing the importance of strategic luminophore selection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2021 IEEE 48th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2021|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jun 20 2021|
|Event||48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2021 - Fort Lauderdale, United States|
Duration: Jun 20 2021 → Jun 25 2021
|Name||Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference|
|Conference||48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2021|
|Period||6/20/21 → 6/25/21|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported partially by the National Science Foundation under Award No. 1553234. Partial support was received from the Minnesota Environmental and Natural Resources Trust Fund (M.L. 2018, Chp. 214, Art. 4, Sec. 02, Subd. 07a).
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- luminescent solar concentrator
- optical waveguides