Solar-thermophotovoltaic system is expected to have high efficiency by converting wide spectral range solar energy into useful thermal radiation energy. However, the experimental STPV system shows much lower efficiency than theoretical one. To achieve high-efficiency, it is essential to obtain good spectrally matching between thermal radiation spectrum and PV cells spectral response. In this paper, the power generation tests using the whole configuration of the STPV system is described. The conversion efficiency of GaSb PV cell is estimated to be 20 to 23% against to the light intensity irradiated on the PV cell surface. The net system efficiency of 1.9% can be achieved. The application of thermal storage system to the STPV is also considered.

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