Micro-thermophotovoltaic generator, TPV systems, fuel cells, power source, solar thermal power
Thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems
Solving the above problems requires efficient objective function evaluation as well as efficient global optimization algorithms. In this invention, both requirements are met in order to design two new systems: micro-TPV generators and solar thermal TPV systems. A power electronics architecture is also demonstrated which is suitable for TPV power generation. Low-power sensing techniques is incorporated and high power conversion efficiency and small size is achieved. A tracking efficiency above 99% is demonstrated. This invention also demonstrates a micro-TPV system generating 150 mW with the MPPT converter.
US Patent Application Number 13/112831, filed on May 20, 2011
Last revised: April 30, 2013