Thursday, 29 March 2018

IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000x (without cooking itself), costs 3x less than similar systems

IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000x (without cooking itself), costs 3x less than similar systems

Concentrating the sun’s ray onto solar photovoltaic (PV) modules requires walking the fine line between optimizing power output and not literally melting your very expensive super-high-efficiency solar cells. A team led by IBM Research seems to have found a way to push back the line. They have created a High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns onto hundreds of triple junction photovoltaic chips measuring a single square centimeter each (they even claim to be able to keep temperatures safe up to 5,000x).

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