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low concentration photovoltaics (LCPV)

Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPV) is a technology to improve the efficiency of solar cells

. This technology, which exists in several embodiments, concentrates the sunlight falling on the solar cell with lenses, whereby the solar cells receive a multiple of sunlight. Depending on the light concentration, a distinction is made between Low Concentration Photovoltaics (LCPV), Medium-CPV and High Concentration Photovoltaics

(HCPV). LCPV solar cells are the simplest designs. They operate with a light concentration equivalent to two to one hundred times normal solar radiation. Since light irradiation also generates heat, LCPV solar cells must also provide passive heat dissipation.

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Englisch: low concentration photovoltaics - LCPV
Updated at: 14.03.2013
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