Concentrated Photo-Voltaic module for powering water pumps
A concentrated Photo-voltaic module enhanced by means of combination of mirror reflections.


A concentrated Photo-Voltaic module where the output power is enhanced by means of mirrors as shown in the schematic. The incident ray from the sun is on the parabolic trough and in turn is reflected to a plane mirror which spreads the beam to the Photo-voltaic cell placed below. The Photo-voltaic is not heated in the process. The enhancement is in the brightness. This enables optimization of the size of the panel. The panel is cooled by natural convection of air flow. The  cost of this enhancement alone along with mechanical tracking device is INR 8000. The cost of Photo voltaic cells and controller is additional.