Thermophotovoltaic cell

What is Thermophotovoltaic cell?

Thermophotovoltaic cell meaning A device where sunlight concentrated onto a absorber heats it to a high temperature, and the thermal radiation emitted by the absorber is used as the energy source for a photovoltaic cell that is designed to maximize conversion efficiency at the wavelength of the thermal radiation.

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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