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Structural and Electrical Performance of a Large Concentrating Solar Cell Panel

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2 Author(s)
R. J. Tallent ; The Boeing Company ; E. J. Zapel

A large area concentrating solar cell panel, nominally 36 inches wide and 75 inches long, was designed and constructed to meet the requirements of a typical spacecraft environmental specification. The structural integrity was verified by laboratory structural tests, and the electrical-optical performance was determined by solar tests. The concentrating panel weighed 0.78 lbs/sq ft, developed 8.17 watts per sq ft under terrestrial test conditions, and exhibited a concentration ratio of 1.89.

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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 2 )