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Encyclopedia of Marine and Energy Technology

Concentrator photovoltaics

energy

Concentrator photovoltaics is a photovoltaic technology that generates electricity from sunlight. Unlike conventional photovoltaic systems, it uses lenses or curved mirrors to focus sunlight onto small, highly efficient, multi-junction solar cells. In addition, CPV systems often use solar trackers and sometimes a cooling system to further increase their efficiency.

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