Analysis of different selective thermal emitter designs for increasing the efficiency of thermophotovoltaic systems

Laura Lin, University of Rhode Island

Abstract

The application of selective thermal emitters can increase the efficiency and reduce the waste energy of thermo photovoltaic (TPV) energy conversion systems. However, the efficiency of these solar cells still has room for improvement. One important aspect is the need for investigations of different emitter materials and structures to optimize the spectral emissivity. Therefore, different selective thermal emitter designs are analyzed in this study with the aim to find a new enhanced design applicable for TPV systems.^

Subject Area

Mechanical engineering|Energy

Recommended Citation

Laura Lin, "Analysis of different selective thermal emitter designs for increasing the efficiency of thermophotovoltaic systems" (2015). Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access). Paper AAI1596182.
http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dissertations/AAI1596182

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