Titre du document / Document title
Thermodynamic fundamentals and ultimate feasibility of thermoelectric conversion of solar energy
Auteur(s) / Author(s)EVDOKIMOV V. M.
Résumé / Abstract
A thermodynamic theory of thermophotoelectric conversion of solar energy which includes solar flux re-emission via intermediate heating of a solar collector by solar flux with subsequent conversion of the collector radiation energy into electric energy in photoconverters has been developed. A key provision set in the theory makes it generally possible to implement the reversible working cycle in the converter interacting with the radiation. It is shown that on the collector's selective receiving surface, the efficiency depends nonmonotonously on the collector temperature and the threshold energy of the optical "window." The ultimate thermodynamic efficiencies of systems with the photoconverters being either a black body or a selective radiation receiver have been found.
Revue / Journal TitleApplied solar energy
Source / Source
2003, vol. 38, no
4, pp. 1-10 [10 page(s) (article)]
Langue / Language
Editeur / Publisher
Allerton Press, New York, NY, ETATS-UNIS
Localisation / Location
INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12646, 35400012279668.0010
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