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A preliminary study on conversion efficiency improvement of a multi-junction PV cell with MPPT

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posted on 2020-11-03, 00:00 authored by Narottam DasNarottam Das, H Wongsodihardjo, S Islam
This chapter presents a preliminary study conducted to improve photovoltaic (PV) cell conversion efficiency using MATLAB/Simulink platform. The study uses multi-junction solar cell and investigates the maximum performance compared with a conventional silicon PV cell. Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT) is applied to assess the conversion efficiency of the PV system. Study integrates thermoelectric generator (TEG) with PV modules because the PV cells work by converting high frequency irradiation where as a TEG has the ability to convert wasted low frequency heat to the electricity. The combination delivers more power and contributes to enhance the conversion efficiency of a PV system. The simulation results show that a tandem cell can provide a considerable higher power with a conventional PV cell operation.

History

Editor

Jayaweera D

Parent Title

Smart power systems and renewable energy system integration

Volume

57

Start Page

49

End Page

73

Number of Pages

25

ISBN-13

9783319304250

Publisher

Springer

Place of Publication

Cham, Switzerland

Open Access

  • No

External Author Affiliations

Curtin University

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Number of Chapters

10