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Hybrid renewable energy systems made up of high concentration PV solar technology and micro-CHP

Brandoni, Caterina and Renzi, Massimiliano (2012) Hybrid renewable energy systems made up of high concentration PV solar technology and micro-CHP. In: EuroSun2012, ISES Europe Solar Conference, Rijeka, Croatia. Eurosun. 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

The paper deals with Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRES) made up of a HighConcentration PhotoVoltaic (HCPV) system together with micro-CHP devices. The combinationof fossil/biomass fuelled micro-CHP devices together with HCPV plants could help to overcomeproblems related to the unpredictable nature of solar energy, such as the difficulty to follow thetime distribution of load demand. The HCPV technology is one of the most promisingtechnologies for solar energy conversion: its efficiency is much higher than a traditional PVplant thanks to the use of triple-junction solar cells which are sensitive to a much wider solarradiation spectrum. Another distinctive characteristic of this technology is to reduce the amountof photosensitive material and to replace it with a cheaper optical system. A specific algorithmhas been developed to assess the optimal size and the operation of HRES aimed at minimizingboth the investment and operational cost of the system. The proposed model has been applied toa case study belonging to the residential sector considering different energy scenarios.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
ID Code:29355
Deposited By: Dr Caterina Brandoni
Deposited On:15 May 2014 14:10
Last Modified:15 May 2014 14:10

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