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NGCPV: A new generation of concentrator photovoltaic cells, modules and systems

: Cristóbal, A.; Marti, A.; Sala, G.; Bett, A.; Ekins-Daukes, N.J.; Roca, F.; Luque-Heredia, I.; Warmuth, W.; Merten, J.; Okada, Y.; Hishikawa, Y.; Takamoto, T.; Araki, K.; Fukuyama, A.; Kuze, N.; Kita, T.; Kotagiri, A.; Yamaguchi, M.; Luque, A.

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Nowak, S. ; European Commission:
27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, EU PVSEC 2012. DVD-ROM : Proceedings of the international conference held in Frankfurt, Germany, 24 - 28 September 2012
München: WIP-Renewable Energies, 2012
ISBN: 3-936338-28-0
European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) <27, 2012, Frankfurt>
Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer ISE ()
Materialien - Solarzellen und Technologie; alternative Photovoltaik-Technologie; Konzentratorsysteme

This work introduces the lines of research that the NGCPV project is pursuing and some of the first results obtained. Sponsored by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Program and NEDO (Japan) within the first collaborative call launched by both Bodies in the field of energy, NGCPV project aims at approaching the cost of the photovoltaic kWh to competitive prices in the framework of high concentration photovoltaics (CPV) by exploring the development and assessment of concentrator photovoltaic solar cells and modules, novel materials and new solar cell structures as well as methods and procedures to standardize measurement technology for concentrator photovoltaic cells and modules. More specific objectives we are facing are: (1) to manufacture a cell prototype with an efficiency of at least 45% and to undertake an experimental activity, (2) to manufacture a 35% module prototype and elaborate the roadmap towards the achievement of 40%, (3) to develop reliable characterization techniques for III-V materials and quantum structures, (4) to achieve and agreement within 5% in the characterization of CPV cells and modules in a round robin scheme, and (5) to evaluate the potential of new materials, devices technologies and quantum nanostructures to improve the efficiency of solar cells for CPV.