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Advance Temperature Modeling of Solar PV


Advance Temperature Modeling of Solar PV

Shikder, Md Abdul Adud (2011) Advance Temperature Modeling of Solar PV. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Advance Temperature Modeling of Solar PV
Md Abdul Adud Shikder
The low electrical efficiency of the mono-crystalline silicon photovoltaic module is a major drawback that reduces the competitiveness of solar photovoltaic power generation. The purpose of this thesis is to determine the improved efficiency by cooling of the mono-crystalline solar photovoltaic module with the prevailing winds in rural areas. The effect of the prevailing winds was determined by measuring the temperature of the mono-crystalline solar photovoltaic module using an advanced thermal model of the flat plate collector. The surface azimuth of the module is adjusted to minimize the angle between the prevailing wind and module surface to obtain optimum cooling for maximum output power. An analytical relationship between wind speed, wind direction, and panel surface azimuth is developed to achieve maximum output. It is observed in the thermal model that for a wind speed variance of 4 m/s, the efficiency of mono-crystalline silicon solar module increased by 22.9%. Experiments had been carried out in the Concordia solar simulator laboratory where 2.2% variation were found between calculated and experiment results for output power and efficiency. The experiment also validated the temperature variation in different solar cells within the module, which causes a loss in open circuit voltage and output power.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Electrical and Computer Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Shikder, Md Abdul Adud
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date:November 2011
Thesis Supervisor(s):Pillay, Pragasen
ID Code:973756
Deposited On:18 Jun 2012 15:02
Last Modified:19 Jun 2012 05:38
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