Realization and characterization of Micro-concentrator solar Devices
Webinar - October, 10th 2016 - 13:30 – 15:00 CEST
Dr. Maarja Grossberg
TUT-Tallinn University of Technology Tallinn, Estonia
Dr. Giuseppe Nenna
ENEA- Italian National Agency for new technologies, Energy and Sustainable Development.- Portici Research Centre (NA) - Italy
The use of cost-efficient concentrating optics coupled to the use of high-efficiency cells has proven the potential for the cost reduction for PV. Micro-concentrators could further boost efficiency of thin-film solar cells by giving rise to a possible new route in the solar photovoltaic applications.The first part of this short course will introduce the application of micro-concentrators to thin-film solar cells. Conventional and novel optoelectronic characterization methods that can be useful for the studies of micro-concentrator thin film solar cells and related materials will be presented (TUT).The second part will introduce the microcentrator optics and the printed polymeric microlenses as a new route to realize concentrating optics for thin film PV (ENEA).