Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) systems design

Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) systems use mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight onto a small photovoltaic receiver. The CPV systems are good solution for reduction of high cost of PV solar energy systems. To design a cost-effective concentrated PV systems the special computer program CPV-CAD (Concentrated Photovoltaic Computer Aided Design) and different versions of PVCsyst are developed.

CPV-CAD

 

CPV-CAD is a software for cost optimization and automated design of solar concentrating photovoltaic systems. The multiparameter cost optimization method is used. For more information go to the www.cpvcad.com.

CPV-CAD allows to:

- determine the optimal concentration rate and focus distance, which provide the minimum price of a mirror reflecting linear focus CPV system;

- realize the economical analysis and to define the income per year, payback time, etc.;

- analyze the distribution of prices of different parts of a designed CPV system

- get all necessary working drawings of CPV system.


  
 PVCsyst
 

Download PVCsyst1.2. The software is developed for Fresnel reflecting concentrator system cost optimization and automated design.  

Download PVCsyst2.1. The software is developed for parabolic trough concentrator system, composed by flat mirrors,  cost optimization and automated design.

Download PVCsyst3.2. The software is developed for parabolic trough type concentrator system cost optimization and automated design.

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