Fig. 3. (A) The superstrate quartz glass with PDMS cooling channels, 6 quartz supports, and 16 cells wired into 8 pairs; (B) Integration of the superstrate quartz glass and the bottom aluminum collar with quadrants wired together and thermocouples in place; (C) The closed DFC CPV module ready for tests; (D) The layout of thermocouples (red dots) within the module.
Fig. 7. (A) The DFC CPV module mounted on a 2-axis tracker with a partially masked 2.7 m2 parabolic concentrator dish in a San Diego-based outdoor testbed. (B) Close-up image of the module on sun.ples (red dots) within the module.
Fig. 10. (A) DFC CPV module I-V sweeps normalized to incident suns under a range of average incident sunlight concentration. Inset table shows summary performance for key tests in chronological order from left to right.
Fig. 11. All plots reflect conditions in outdoor testing using measured flux maps with average concentration of 166 suns and ambient temperature of 25 ◦C.