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Cell and Substrate Temperatures of Glass/Glass and Glass/Polymer PV Modules

Abstract Performance of photovoltaic (PV) modules decrease as the operating temperatures increase. In hot climatic conditions, the operating temperature can reach as high as 85°C for the rooftop modules. Considering a typical power drop of 0.5%/°C for crystalline silicon modules, a performance decrease of approximately 30% could be expected during peak summer seasons due to the difference between module rated temperature of 25°C and operating temperature of 85°C. Therefore, it is critical to accurately predict the temperature of the modules so the performance can be accurately predicted. The module operating temperature is based not only on the ambient and irradiance conditions but is also based on the thermal properties of module packaging material... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Natarajan Rammohan, Balamurali (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Srinivasan, Devarajan (Committee member) / Kuitche, Joseph (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Alternative energy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 78 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Engineering 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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