The performance of Concentrating Photovoltaic and Thermal (CPV/T) systems is also linked to climatic conditions. In this paper, the main purpose is to determine the energy and economic performance of a line-focus CPV/T system used for a residential user, considering three cities with different weather conditions: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Marrakech (Morocco), and Salerno (It-aly). A modular configuration of a CPV/T system, with a concentration factor equal to 90 and module of 60 Triple-Junction (TJ) cells, is considered. The electrical power is linked to the values of TJ cell temperature and concentrated radiation by an experimental model. Electric production is highly influenced by the TJ cell temperature values. Hence, Marrakech presents lower power generation in summer than Amsterdam, 126 W, and 134 W respectively; in winter season the trend is reversed. However, the electric production in Marrakech will be higher because presents a higher number of daylight hours than other cities considered. The CPV/T system electrical and thermal producibility is evaluated for each city and for typical winter and summer sunny days, together with the modules number able to obtain the investment profitability.

Performance Evaluation of a Linear CPV/T System in Different Working Conditions

Carlo Renno
Conceptualization
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Alessandro Perone;
2023-01-01

Abstract

The performance of Concentrating Photovoltaic and Thermal (CPV/T) systems is also linked to climatic conditions. In this paper, the main purpose is to determine the energy and economic performance of a line-focus CPV/T system used for a residential user, considering three cities with different weather conditions: Amsterdam (Netherlands), Marrakech (Morocco), and Salerno (It-aly). A modular configuration of a CPV/T system, with a concentration factor equal to 90 and module of 60 Triple-Junction (TJ) cells, is considered. The electrical power is linked to the values of TJ cell temperature and concentrated radiation by an experimental model. Electric production is highly influenced by the TJ cell temperature values. Hence, Marrakech presents lower power generation in summer than Amsterdam, 126 W, and 134 W respectively; in winter season the trend is reversed. However, the electric production in Marrakech will be higher because presents a higher number of daylight hours than other cities considered. The CPV/T system electrical and thermal producibility is evaluated for each city and for typical winter and summer sunny days, together with the modules number able to obtain the investment profitability.
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