Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV) is among the most promising technologies to create solar power at competitive rates. As a consequence of those achievements, the worldwide CPV marketplace is forecast to grow dramatically during the upcoming few years reaching a cumulative installed capacity of 12.5 GW by 2020. In this circumstance, both brand new and merged players are moving quickly to gain a tactical edge in this emerging marketplace.
Composed with clear, short and self-contained technical explanations, Handbook of Concentrator Photovoltaic Technology gives a comprehensive summary of CPV covering: the fundamentals of solar power, solar cells, concentrator optics, modules and trackers; all of facets of characterization and reliability; the case studies based on the description of real systems and plants in the field; environmental effect, market potential and expenditure evaluation.
CPV technology is in an integral point of growth. This timely handbook aims to offer a detailed assessment of each of CPV technological, scientific and engineering history with a view to equipping engineers and industry professionals together with all the very important information they need to help them sustain the impetus of the encouraging technology.