Picture water droplets

Developing mathematical theories of the physical world: Open Access research on fluid dynamics from Strathclyde

Strathprints makes available Open Access scholarly outputs by Strathclyde's Department of Mathematics & Statistics, where continuum mechanics and industrial mathematics is a specialism. Such research seeks to understand fluid dynamics, among many other related areas such as liquid crystals and droplet evaporation.

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics also demonstrates expertise in population modelling & epidemiology, stochastic analysis, applied analysis and scientific computing. Access world leading mathematical and statistical Open Access research!

Explore all Strathclyde Open Access research...

Impact of fill factor on input current ripple of photovoltaic system

El Khateb, Ahmad H. and Rahim, Nasrudin Abd and Williams, Barry W. (2016) Impact of fill factor on input current ripple of photovoltaic system. In: 2015 International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2015. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ., pp. 120-123. ISBN 9781479999828

Text (Khateb-etal-ICRERA-2016-Impact-of-fill-factor-on-input-current-ripple-of-photovoltaic-system)
Accepted Author Manuscript

Download (1MB) | Preview


This paper discusses the impact of fill factor on the input current ripple of the photovoltaic module and the loss effect on power extracted. Photovoltaic module's P-V curve produces exponential curve. The curvature of this curve indicates the fill factor of the particular cell; hence, by increasing the fill factor, the available extracted power increases. Yet, this paper states that losses due to photovoltaic current increases by increasing the fill factor.