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Optimization of Back Reflectors for Bifacial Photovoltaic Modules

Abstract Demand for green energy alternatives to provide stable and reliable energy

solutions has increased over the years which has led to the rapid expansion of global

markets in renewable energy sources such as solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. Newest

amongst these technologies is the Bifacial PV modules, which harvests incident radiation

from both sides of the module. The overall power generation can be significantly increased

by using these bifacial modules. The purpose of this research is to investigate and maximize

the effect of back reflectors, designed to increase the efficiency of the module by utilizing

the intercell light passing through the module to increase the incident irradiance, on the

energy output using different profil... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor MARTIN, PEDRO JESSE (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Phelan, Patrick (Committee member) / Wang, Liping (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Sustainability / Energy / Back Reflectors / Bifacial Photovoltaic Modules / inverted reflector / Optimization of Back Reflectors
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 83 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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