An overview of thermophotovoltaic generation of electricity

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This paper provides an overview of the developments in thermophotovoltaic (TPV) generation of electricity that have occurred relatively recently-from about 1994 to October 1998. The components considered are the semiconductor converter; the radiator; and the means of recirculating unusable, long-wavelength photons. A short account of the functions and performance of each of these components is given. Also discussed are operational systems and progress in modeling TPV systems.

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Coutts, T.J. September 9, 1999.

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This paper provides an overview of the developments in thermophotovoltaic (TPV) generation of electricity that have occurred relatively recently-from about 1994 to October 1998. The components considered are the semiconductor converter; the radiator; and the means of recirculating unusable, long-wavelength photons. A short account of the functions and performance of each of these components is given. Also discussed are operational systems and progress in modeling TPV systems.

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  • 11th International Photovoltaics Science and Engineering Conference, Sapporo (JP), 09/20/1999--09/24/1999

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  • Report No.: NREL/CO--520-26904
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Coutts, T.J. An overview of thermophotovoltaic generation of electricity, article, September 9, 1999; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708822/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.