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Temperature Coefficients and Thermal Uniformity Mapping of PV Modules and Plants

Abstract The operating temperature of photovoltaic (PV) modules is affected by external factors such as irradiance, wind speed and ambient temperature as well as internal factors like material properties and design properties. These factors can make a difference in the operating temperatures between cells within a module and between modules within a plant. This is a three-part thesis.

Part 1 investigates the behavior of temperature distribution of PV cells within a module through outdoor temperature monitoring under various operating conditions (Pmax, Voc and Isc) and examines deviation in the temperature coefficient values pertaining to this temperature variation. ANOVA, a statistical tool, was used to study the influence of various factors on tem... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor PAVGI, ASHWINI (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / Wang, Liping (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative energy / Statistics / ANOVA / PVsyst / temperature distribution within a PV module / temperature variation across the modules in a power plant / thermal model coefficients / thermal non-uniformity
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 131 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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