In this work, an experimentally validated two dimensional finite element model was refined to predict the solar cell temperature of the novel Concentrating Photovoltaic’s (CPV) system. The corresponding 2-D numerical simulation of solar cell temperature for novel concentrating PV system of 10x was presented in this work. Based on the 2-D thermal model, solar cell temperature has been predicted for various boundary conditions. In addition to that, the effects of the ambient temperature and the solar radiation on the solar cell temperature have also been investigated for the proposed CPV system. Based on the influencing parameters of ambient temperature and solar radiation, a separate solar cell temperature correlation has been proposed to predict the cell temperature for the given range of parameters.

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