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Photovoltaic Module Performance and Thermal Characterizations: Data Collection and Automation of Data Processing

Abstract The photovoltaic (PV) modules are primarily characterized for their performance with respect to incident irradiance and operating temperature. This work deals with data collection and automation of data processing for the performance and thermal characterizations of PV modules. This is a two-part thesis: The primary part (part-1) deals with the software automation to generate performance matrix as per IEC 61853-1 standard using MPPT (maximum power point tracking) data at the module or system level; the secondary part (part-2) deals with the software automation to predict temperature of rooftop PV modules using the thermal model coefficients generated in the previous studies of the Photovoltaic Reliability Laboratory (PRL). Part 1: The IEC 6... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Koka, Kartheek (Author) / Tamizhmani, Govindasamy (Advisor) / Rogers, Bradley (Committee member) / Macia, Narciso F (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Alternative Energy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 84 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.Tech Electrical Engineering 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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