Electrical energy can be generated by using solar energy concentration. Normally, this type of systems requires a special device to achieve optimal heat dissipation. A no cover power Bi-Junction Transistor (BJT) has this advantage. An electrical power generator may be obtained if concentrated solar radiation is applied directly to the surface of a power transistor such as the MJ15023. The waste heat of the BJT is removed by a power thermoelectric module, and then a co-generation system may be obtained. This paper shows how this system is implemented and the results are evaluated to show the advantages of this type of generator.
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Photovoltaic–Thermoelectrical Generator Using Concentrated Solar Energy
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Pe´rez, JG, Jime´nez, S, Iniesta, SA, Sosa-Sa´nchez, JL, & Marti´nez, J. "Photovoltaic–Thermoelectrical Generator Using Concentrated Solar Energy." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Parts A, B, and C. Washington, DC, USA. August 7–10, 2011. pp. 435-438. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ES2011-54046
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