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Article: A Review on Recent Development of Cooling Technologies for Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) Systems

TitleA Review on Recent Development of Cooling Technologies for Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) Systems
Authors
Keywordsconcentrated photovoltaics system
cell temperature
efficiency
active cooling technologies
passive cooling technologies
Issue Date2018
PublisherMDPI AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/Energies
Citation
Energies, 2018, v. 11 n. 12, p. article no. 3416 How to Cite?
AbstractConcentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) technology, as an energy saving method which can directly generate electricity from the Sun, has attracted an ever-increasing attention with the deepening worldwide energy crisis. However, operating temperature is one of the main concerns that affect the CPV system. Excess cell temperature causes electrical conversion efficiency loss and cell lifespan decrease. Thus, reasonable cooling methods should decrease the operating temperature and balance the flare inhomogeneity. They also need to display high reliability, low power consumption, and convenient installation. This paper presented the architectural, commercial, and industrial usage of CPV system, reviewed the recent research developments of different cooling techniques of CPV systems during last few years, including the spectral beam splitting technology, cogeneration power technology, commonly used and promising cooling techniques, active and passive cooling methods. It also analysed the design considerations of the cooling methods in CPV systems, introduced the classification and basic working principles and provided a thorough compilation of different cooling techniques with their advantages, current research limitations, challenges, and possible further research directions. The aim of this work is to find the research gap and recommend feasible research direction of cooling technologies for CPV systems.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/278262
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2017 Impact Factor: 2.676
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.840

 

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dc.contributor.authorXiao, M-
dc.contributor.authorTang, L-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, X-
dc.contributor.authorLun, IYF-
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Y-
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-04T08:10:37Z-
dc.date.available2019-10-04T08:10:37Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationEnergies, 2018, v. 11 n. 12, p. article no. 3416-
dc.identifier.issn1996-1073-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/278262-
dc.description.abstractConcentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) technology, as an energy saving method which can directly generate electricity from the Sun, has attracted an ever-increasing attention with the deepening worldwide energy crisis. However, operating temperature is one of the main concerns that affect the CPV system. Excess cell temperature causes electrical conversion efficiency loss and cell lifespan decrease. Thus, reasonable cooling methods should decrease the operating temperature and balance the flare inhomogeneity. They also need to display high reliability, low power consumption, and convenient installation. This paper presented the architectural, commercial, and industrial usage of CPV system, reviewed the recent research developments of different cooling techniques of CPV systems during last few years, including the spectral beam splitting technology, cogeneration power technology, commonly used and promising cooling techniques, active and passive cooling methods. It also analysed the design considerations of the cooling methods in CPV systems, introduced the classification and basic working principles and provided a thorough compilation of different cooling techniques with their advantages, current research limitations, challenges, and possible further research directions. The aim of this work is to find the research gap and recommend feasible research direction of cooling technologies for CPV systems.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMDPI AG. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.com/journal/Energies-
dc.relation.ispartofEnergies-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectconcentrated photovoltaics system-
dc.subjectcell temperature-
dc.subjectefficiency-
dc.subjectactive cooling technologies-
dc.subjectpassive cooling technologies-
dc.titleA Review on Recent Development of Cooling Technologies for Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) Systems-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailTang, L: lcmtang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityTang, L=rp02480-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/en11123416-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85059253186-
dc.identifier.hkuros306713-
dc.identifier.volume11-
dc.identifier.issue12-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 3416-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 3416-
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-

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