Fourth-generation photovoltaic concentrator system development

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In 1991, under a contract with Sandia for the Concentrator Initiative, the ENTECH team initiated the design and development of a fourth-generation concentrator module. In 1992, Sandia also contracted with ENTECH to develop a new control and drive system for the ENTECH array. This report documents the design and development work performed under both contracts. Manufacturing processes for the new module were developed at the same time under a complementary PVMaT contract with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Two 100-kW power plants were deployed in 1995 in Texas using the newly developed fourth-generation concentrator technology, one at the CSW Solar ... continued below

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O`Neill, M. J. & McDanal, A. J. October 1, 1995.

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In 1991, under a contract with Sandia for the Concentrator Initiative, the ENTECH team initiated the design and development of a fourth-generation concentrator module. In 1992, Sandia also contracted with ENTECH to develop a new control and drive system for the ENTECH array. This report documents the design and development work performed under both contracts. Manufacturing processes for the new module were developed at the same time under a complementary PVMaT contract with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Two 100-kW power plants were deployed in 1995 in Texas using the newly developed fourth-generation concentrator technology, one at the CSW Solar Park near Ft. Davis and one at TUE Energy Park in Dallas. Technology developed under the Sandia contracts has made a successful transition from the laboratory to the production line to the field.

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OSTI as DE96001873

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  • Other: DE96001873
  • Report No.: SAND--95-1553
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/119292 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 119292
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc627859

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O`Neill, M. J. & McDanal, A. J. Fourth-generation photovoltaic concentrator system development, report, October 1, 1995; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc627859/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.