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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 Title

Applied solar energy    ISSN  0003-701X   CODEN ASOEA6 

Source / Source

2003, vol. 38, no4, pp. 1-10 [10 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Allerton Press, New York, NY, ETATS-UNIS  (1965) (Revue)

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12646, 35400012279668.0010

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 16300686



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