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Angle of Incidence and Power Degradation Analysis of Photovoltaic Modules

Abstract Photovoltaic (PV) module nameplates typically provide the module's electrical characteristics at standard test conditions (STC). The STC conditions are: irradiance of 1000 W/m2, cell temperature of 25oC and sunlight spectrum at air mass 1.5. However, modules in the field experience a wide range of environmental conditions which affect their electrical characteristics and render the nameplate data insufficient in determining a module's overall, actual field performance. To make sound technical and financial decisions, designers and investors need additional performance data to determine the energy produced by modules operating under various field conditions. The angle of incidence (AOI) of sunlight on PV modules is one of the major p... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Vasantha Janakeeraman, Suryanarayana (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Rogers, Bradley (Committee member) / Macia, Narciso (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 96 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.Tech Electrical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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