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Indoor Characterisation of a Reverse Truncated Pyramid Concentrator
  The development of concentrating photovoltaic (PV) started in 1960s and over the years, a variety of concentrator designs have been explored. One of its applications is for use in building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) with the aim of producing a cheaper alternative to a traditional PV panel. This paper presents the experimental characterization of a low concentrating photovoltaic (LCPV) unit that utilizes a reverse truncated pyramid (RTP) concentrator design. The RTP has a geometrical gain of 3.61 and a total height of 40 mm. The result from indoor characterization shows that the RTP-PV device could achieve an opto-electronic gain of 3.0 with a measured half-acceptance angle of ±23.8˚. The RTP-PV can be used as a suitable alternative to traditional solar PV panels.


Osikibo Tamuno-Ibuomi, L., Muhammad-Sukki, F., Ramirez-Iniguez, R., Ardila-Rey, J. A., Hawa Abu-Bakar, S., Bani, N. A., …Sellami, N. (2021). Indoor Characterisation of a Reverse Truncated Pyramid Concentrator. In 48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 48) (2348-2350).



photovoltaic; reverse truncated pyramid; indoor characterization

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