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Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A TPV-system consists of a hot surface emitting heat radiation on a solar cell with a narrow bandgap.  A unit consisting of a boiler and a TPV-system has been constructed for testing of the performance of TPV cells. The emitter is heated by a fuel consisting of RME-oil. The radiation is collected and concentrated through two reflecting cones formed like a Faberge-egg, with an edge-type optical filter between the cones. The Faberge-egg is treated with electro-polishing in order to obtain a high reflectance of radiation. The edge filter transmits radiation of short wavelengths towards the solar cells and reflects long wavelengths back to the emitter. This increase the temperature of the emitter to prevent the TPV-cells to be overheated. The construction made was working as expected and can be used for further experiments. The performance of the TPV-cells were however very poor because of a low emitter temperature. The main problem was to obtain a good heat transport from the flame to the emitter. It is required that the emitter temperature is considerably increased for justifying a continued work on TPV-systems in combination with boilers.

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2013. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
TPV-system, Thermo Photo Voltaic, Gallium Antimonide, Heat Radiation, Energy System, Bio-Fuel, Sustainable Energy, Emitter temperature, Heat Boiler
Keyword [sv]
TPV-system, Thermo photovoltaic, Gallium Antimonide, värmestrålning, Energisystem, Biobränsle, Hållbar energy, Emittertemperatur, värmepanna.
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Energy Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-31488OAI: diva2:924983
Subject / course
Energy Engineering
Available from: 2016-06-02 Created: 2016-04-29 Last updated: 2016-06-02Bibliographically approved

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