EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 54, 2013New Strategies for Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||26 June 2013|
Concentrated PhotoVoltaics (CPV): Is it a real opportunity?
Centro Studi e Ricerche “E. Fermi” - P.zza Viminale, 1, 00184 Roma, Italy
Many large industries made relevant investment in the field of CPV. Considering the present price of traditional silicon cells one could argue about this strategy. Critical points of CPV together with its benefits will be presented. In CPV more technology is involved compared to PhotoVoltaic (PV) and this could be the key issue. Moreover, progress in the field of multiple-juction solar cells is constant and efficiency is increasing every year. Good technical solutions could make CPV very competitive, provided it is installed in areas where the direct light (DNI) is relevant.
© Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences - SIF 2013
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.