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Predicting the solar probe plus solar array output

AuthorGaddy, Edward; Butler, Michael; Lockwood, Mary; Martin, Gayle; Roufberg, Lew; Vigil, Cristina; Boca, Andreea; Richards, Benjamin; Stall, Rick; Schurman, Matthew;
KeywordsAerospace engineering; Cell engineering; Photoelectrochemical cells; Photovoltaic cells; Probes; Satellites; Solar cell arrays; Sun; Parker Engineering
AbstractPredicting the output of the Solar Probe Plus (SPP) solar array presents unique challenges as the array operates at very high temperatures and irradiances, and has a water-cooled substrate. A further complication arises because, close to perihelion, each string operates at an irradiance and temperature different from the other strings. This paper provides the methodology and results for computing the output of the array over a range of irradiances from zero to seventy suns, temperatures from -80°C to 164°C, and angles of up to 70° between the array normal and the sun line.
© 2014 IEEE.
Year of Publication2014
Journal2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
Number of Pages2155-2160
Date Published