Quantum dot solar concentrators: Electrical conversion efficiencies and comparative concentrating factors of fabricated devices
Gallagher, S. J., Norton, B. and Eames, P. C.. (2007) Quantum dot solar concentrators: Electrical conversion efficiencies and comparative concentrating factors of fabricated devices. SOLAR ENERGY, 81 (6). pp. 813-821. ISSN 0038-092XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2006.09.011
A novel, non-tracking concentrator is described, which uses nano-scale quantum dot technology to render the concept of a fluorescent dye solar concentrator (FSC) a practical proposition. The quantum dot solar concentrator (QDSC) comprises quantum dots (QDs) seeded in materials such as plastics and glasses that are suitable for incorporation into building facades. Photovoltaic (PV) cells attached to the edges convert direct and diffuse solar energy collected into electricity for use in the building. Small scale QDSC devices were fabricated. Devices have been characterised to determine current, voltage and power readings. Electrical conversion efficiencies, fill factors and comparative concentrating factors are reported. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SOLAR ENERGY|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 813-821|
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