Photovoltaic-thermoelectric hybrid systems: A general optimization methodology

  title={Photovoltaic-thermoelectric hybrid systems: A general optimization methodology},
  author={Daniel W. Kraemer and Lin‐wen Hu and Andrew Muto and X. Chen and Gang Chen and Matteo Chiesa},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
The present work outlines a general optimization methodology for hybrid systems consisting of photovoltaic (PV) and thermoelectric (TE) modules. Exemplarily, hybrid systems with hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon, hydrogenated amorphous silicon, and bulk heterojunction polymer thin-film solar cell for different solar TE generator efficiencies are evaluated. The proposed methodology optimizes the partitioning of the solar spectrum in order to yield the maximum conversion efficiency of a PV-TE… 

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