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Performance of photovoltaic modules in a temperate maritime climate

Williams, S.R. and Gottschalg, R. and Infield, D.G. (2003) Performance of photovoltaic modules in a temperate maritime climate. In: 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2003-05-11 - 2003-05-18, Osaka.

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Abstract

The energy production of photovoltaic modules is a topic of growing importance. Under real operating conditions two modules with the same name-plate efficiency may have very different energy productions, despite being installed at the same site. In this paper we investigate the performance of a variety of modules (crystalline, polycrystalline and single and multi junction amorphous silicon and cadmium telluride) installed in Loughborough in the UK. The paper investigates the reasons for the significant difference in performance of modules of the same technology and efficiency. The analysis is carried out on the basis of influence of device temperature, magnitude of irradiance, incident spectrum and age of device.

Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID code: 39398
Keywords: performance, photovoltaic modules, temperate maritime climate, II-VI semiconductors, visible spectra , solar cells , silicon, short-circuit currents, photovoltaic power systems, infrared spectra, elemental semiconductors, cadmium compounds , amorphous semiconductors, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 16:38
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 15:31
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/39398

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