Improvement of solar cell efficiency by using Two mirrors V-trough concentrator


V-trough concentrator with four mirrors has been designed and constructed. Itseffects on the silicon solar cell performance were studied with and with out coolingsystem. It was shown that the cell efficiency was increased from 11.94 % to 15.46 %with out cooling and from 13.3 % to 16.4 % with cooling system. The effect of acombination between Fresnel lens and V-trough concentrator was studied also. The solarcell efficiency was improved to 24 % with out cooling and the best efficiencyimprovement was 26.6% with cooling system.