The spectrally selective coating technology which can be applicable for solar-thermophotovoltaic (solar-TPV) generation systems is described in this paper. In solar-TPV system, the spectrally selective absorber plays a key role to obtain high-efficiency. The technologies of controlling thermal radiation spectrum at temperature over 1000°C, however, have not been established yet. We focus on metal-dielectric multi-layer coating. This selective coating shows enormously high absorptance at short wavelength range and sharp cutoff property. Thermal stability test confirms that this multi-layer structure can be one of the candidates for the selective coatings for solar-TPV systems.

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